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Third Act with Liz Tinkham

Nov 30, 2021

How does a Ph.D. in Economics and standup comic become one of the leading thought leaders on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a focus on ageism? Well after getting booted out of drama while in college, Lori was told to do something technical, so indeed she did—getting a Ph.D. in Economics. But she always had the itch to perform, so mid-career, she went back to performing, becoming a standup comic in LA for 6 years.

The Great Recession of 2008-2010, pushed her back to a higher paying job, and after much searching, she landed in finance at AARP’s Public Policy Institute. As part of that work, she started researching and writing about the issues of unemployment in older workers.

Today, Lori continues in this role as well as teaches a class on DEI at NYU. Listen to today’s show as Lori offers advice on what corporations and employees can do to combat ageism in the workplace.