Author: Suzanne Braun Levine

Reinventing the Workplace: An Intergenerational Challenge

One of the most persistent and misguided assumptions about the relationship of younger and older workers is that they are adversaries – competing for the same jobs and incompatible in work habits. This presumption of intergenerational hostility ignores the productive synergy that happens when their skills and work styles mix and energy meets experience, technological fluency meets […]

Is Encore the New Women’s Movement?

Last week I spent an exhilarating evening exploring the Encore message with Marci Alboher and close to 200 people who had come to the New York Public Library to find out more about her book The Encore Career Handbook. In our presentation, Marci covered the nuts and bolts of how to envision and find work […]

Change, Fear and Taking the Plunge

I’m not big on change. Most of us aren’t. That becomes a bigger problem the more choices we have and the more restless we feel. Second adulthood is about choices and restlessness and trying something new. But that means change, and many of us get stuck at the edge of the diving board. And some […]

Courtney Martin: A New Generation of Activists

Editor’s Note: Courtney Martin is the author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists. She speaks to her generation in her writings and her blogs on Feministing.com, (“young feminists blogging, organizing, kicking ass”). And she speaks about her generation to older activists who are trying to figure out where all the political flowers have gone. In her book, Martin profiles […]

The Truth Will Set You Free … But First It Will Piss You Off

Being part of the women’s movement back in the Seventies, when my involvement with Ms. magazine literally changed both my life and my career, gave me a chance to be part of something big and important. I felt very lucky to have participated in the struggle for social justice that was taking place on several […]