Elizabeth White seemingly had it all: a Harvard MBA with a masters degree from Johns Hopkins, her career took her from a job at the World Bank to co-founding a chain of decorative home stores to being chief operating officer at a nonprofit. Then things fell apart. White found herself unemployed in her 50s and, as she calls it, “faking normal” — keeping up appearances to seem like she was doing just fine.
In this episode of the free, 20-minute Your Next Avenue podcast, White (a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging) offers smart, sometimes difficult, advice becoming both resilient and realistic if you’re out of work and over 50. The author of Fifty-Five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life talks with Next Avenue’s Work & Purpose channel editor Richard Eisenberg about “getting off your throne,” resilience circles and the “new normal” of work.
This episode is the final one in Season 1 of Your Next Avenue. You can listen to earlier episodes here:
Next Avenue Editors Also Recommend:
- ‘Your Next Avenue’ Podcast Episode 8: The New Rules of Work After 50
- ‘Your Next Avenue’ Podcast Episode 7: Why People 50+ Don’t Get Hired
- ‘Your Next Avenue’ Podcast Episode 6: Age Discrimination
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