Age Discrimination? Gender Discrimination?



NOT FOR THIS 91 YEAR OLD WOMAN WORKING AS A TECH DESIGNER IN SILICON VALLEY

Barbara Beskind is defying age, the odds and tech convention

“I’ve tried to retire five times,” Beskind said. “I always morph into something new.”

Don’t you just loved it – she ” MORPHED.” How? By using her previous work experience, interests, transferrable and life skills.

As a child, Barbara wanted to become an inventor. At 91 years of age, she’s living that dream as a tech designer for IDEO, a firm in Palo Alto, California. Beskind became an employee last year and has since been working primarily on projects that relate to aging.

She says that her age has been beneficial to her.

“Age is not a barrier to performance. Live life as an adventure, and expect change and endorse it, embrace it.”  “I think the beauty of being 91 is that you can look back and see how the little pieces fit into the big pieces of life, and life is a complete puzzle.”

Beskind

 

Click to see an interview with Barbara Beskind

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/02/barbara-beskind-ideo_n_6772102.html

 

Click to read her story as seen in the NY Times

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/?p=504






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