Susan J Douglas, author of the best-selling In Our Prime: How Older Women are Reinventing the Road Ahead, talks about the force that older women represent – not just in wisdom, but in pure economic and societal impact. So why does our culture keep trying to erase us? From nodding grannies in ads to pay inequity that creates lifetime poverty, she talks about putting older women back where they should be – as leaders.
Charleston powerhouse Jennet Robinson Alterman is a ferocious advocate for women’s empowerment. Her work in the Peace Corps fired her initial passion to help women and when she came back to live in the South, she saw some parallels in how a lack of equity has kept women from power. She talks about that and about whether we’ll see an Equal Rights Amendment passed in her lifetime.