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Ageism in the workplace

At Monash, we don’t believe in a future where ageism exists in the workplace.


It’s a given that women are paid less than their male counterparts. Women have increasingly been forced out of the workforce, and their employment use-by age is swiftly decreasing. InstaYouth specialises in products that “freshen” your look. For example, the anti-ageing mask simultaneously injects thousands of micro doses of Botox into your face, instantly revitalising your visage.

Short-term pain is a small price to pay to look young and continue working deep into your 30s and beyond.

Today's ageism challenge

We’re being told we’ll have to work for longer, but our workplaces still seethe with discriminatory attitudes – too expensive, less up-to-date, less capable. With “30 being the new 40”, it’s even more difficult for females to get ahead in their careers unless they look the part – and that means young.

This future shouldn't exist; we're changing it

  • Breaking down the age barriers

    Monash Business School is exploring aspects of working life that are seldom discussed, but have a significant impact on the way people think, feel and behave. When expectations are so dictated by age and gender, it’s no surprise that women are disadvantaged in the workforce – as evidenced by the pay gap.

  • Research has focused on issues surrounding older-worker inequalities and ageing across the working life, with the aim of providing employers with tools and policies to ensure age is no barrier to work.

  • Ageism at work

    How can these stereotypes be tackled? Listen to our podcast featuring Associate Professor Kathleen Riach and Professor Gavin Jack from Monash Business School.

  • Tackling gendered ageism

    Are women never the “right age” to work? Read more on Monash Business School’s Impact.