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Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO by Beverly E. Jones

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46 Ageism Is Real: Deal With It Sooner than Later

While finishing her MBA at a top tier university, Sarah* was aggressively recruited by a large company. She accepted their offer to join the marketing department. Once there, she connected with a powerful mentor who helped her snag plum assignments. For several years Sarah was the most junior professional in her group, and she enjoyed being treated like a young star.

But then the growing company made a wave of new hires and Sarah began to feel neglected. She felt stuck with the routine work, while the more interesting new projects went to her younger colleagues.

Sarah was asked to supervise the internship program, but she told me she didn’t enjoy the work. She said the interns didn’t have the ...

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