Ageism in the workplace: how to identify & prevent

Join Paul Chruch as he discusses ageism in the workplace: how to identify & prevent with two guests.

Carl Honore

Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and the global voice of the Slow Movement. His two main-stage TED Talks have racked up millions of views.

Carl’s first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicles the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.”

Carl’s second book, Under Pressure, explores how to raise and educate children in a fast world and was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”

Carl’s third book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.

Carl’s latest book, Bolder: How To Age Better And Feel Better About Aging, explores ageing – how we can do it better and feel better about doing it. It’s also a spirited manifesto against ageism.

Published in 35 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a TV commercial for the Motorola tablet. Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada. Bolder was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Reader’s Digest Book of the Month.

Carl fronted a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled people slow down. He also presented a television show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC 1.

Chris Mereditch

Chris is currently CEO of Greys Matter®, a company formed to challenge Ageism in the workplace. In conjunction with this role he also sits on the Board at Business in the Community, is the Age consultant for the Diversity Standards Collective, is a judge for Channel 4’s Diversity Awards and sits on the Age Advisory Group for the Advertising Association.

Chris founded and hosts the D&I Squad, which is a group of Diversity practitioners that create talk shows discussing prevalent issues within Diversity and Inclusion.

Prior to Greys Matter® Chris was a Commercial Consultant within the Sports and Commercial destinations sector advising clients such as Manchester United, Chelsea FC, The FA and Williams F1. He has also been the founder of other successful start-ups, one of which floated on the Stock Market.

He lives in the Essex Countryside with his partner and their respective children.