The next time a client asks how old you are, do this.⁠

Even though I was communications manager, I’d still get asked to fill up the water jug when I was setting up for the meeting I was running.⁠

I would joke and smile when people assumed my age and therefore, my experience and competency.⁠

But I’d be fuming inside.⁠

That’s why when I left my 9-5 job five years ago, I decided to call people out for their ageist comments.⁠

Now when I’m asked how old I am, I don’t answer, and instead ask them their age and wait patiently for their reply.⁠

80% of the time the convo ends with an apology.⁠

And even if it doesn’t, I never receive an age-based question from them again.⁠

Ageism against millennials is a thing. If you’ve experienced it, know you’re not alone.⁠

In the latest ep of the i made a thing podcast, we talk about what it’s like to be a young businesswoman.⁠

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What is the difference between age, experience and wisdom?

  • How relevant is age?

  • Do you need to have 10 years of experience before you are entitled to start a business? What about a family? Living overseas?

  • How do you deal when someone asks, “how old are you?”

  • Should you make yourself seem older? Or broadcast your age on your business platforms?

  • Can you use your age to your advantage?

Resources discussed in this episode:

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