Gwen Kelly’s 30-plus year marketing career came to a screeching halt in April 2018, when her department was reorganized. She’d been working at Walmart for nearly a dozen years in multicultural marketing and diversity and inclusion. What was the 60-something woman to do after suddenly being downsized?
The answer came from a LinkedIn connection, who suggested she apply for the newly created Senior Cultural Apprenticeship Program at Sparks & Honey advertising consultancy in New York City. It was for people with at least 30 years of work experience.
The advertising firm wanted to offer older workers the opportunity to learn new skills from their younger colleagues and share their perspectives and professional experience gained from decades in the…
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