Apr 29, 2022
I am delighted to introduce my guest Helen Hirsh Spence today.
After devoting 35 years to increasingly senior leadership positions in both the public and private education sectors, Helen embarked on a journey of social entrepreneurship. She saw how ageism was impacting her generation and how the upcoming demographic shift would affect Canada’s social and economic fabric. As a result, she founded Top Sixty Over Sixty which was created to celebrate, educate and amplify the positive impact of older Canadians by debunking common myths about ageing and being “old”.
Top Sixty Over Sixty provides thought leadership, consulting and training on age inclusion and diversity. Helen publishes articles, speaks at conferences, and organizes events to promote a reframed narrative of ageing.
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What Helen and I spoke about:
3:21 How Top Sixty Over Sixty got started
8:02 Myths regarding age
Centre for Social Innovation:
World Changing Kids:
Sages and Seekers:
26:04 Purpose of work (for various generations)
31:49 Flexible Work
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