“What is your age?” I have heard this question in many job interviews and from recruiters (not in my current job 😊). It is an illegal question as revealing your age – whatever it is – can lead to discrimination. The European Commission and the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) in the US protect workers from age discrimination. So, asking for the applicant’s age can lead to a lawsuit, unless the question is to ascertain that the person is over 18. It is clear to me that older workers (over 40, and especially women) are less likely to receive interview offers than younger ones.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a harsh blow to my former lifestyle. When I looked backed 12 months I can see a very different life: I had a heavy social life with dates and parties nearly every weekend; I travelled a lot, taking dozens of planes a year; and I was always in a hurry, as I needed to do a tone of things every day (work meetings, shopping, taking kids to ballet and drama, cocktails with friends…)
Do you feel the need to scroll your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook timeline every five minutes? Do you answer every Whatsapp message nearly straight away? Do you find it hard to focus and feel the need to check your phone to see if someone liked your last post? If the answer to these questions is yes, it means you are addicted to tech and that you should go on a digital diet.
Have you ever heard about FemTech? It is short for female technology. It refers to technological start-ups founded by women and that are usually focused on women’s health. This sector includes fertility apps, women’s sexual wellness solutions and period-tracking apps, among other services.