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Encore Careers Are All The Rage: What does it mean for you, for your organization, and for those you manage?
Millions of people are wrapping up their midlife careers (by choice or by necessity), but are nowhere near ready to stop working. They want to do something meaningful, something that makes a difference, something that pays. Maybe they’re on your team. Or maybe you’re one of them yourself.
Developing an encore career that combines passion, purpose and a paycheck is a challenge. Few pathways exist, so it's often a do-it-yourself project. Age discrimination is real. And too few organizations see the value of experienced mentors (and experienced learners) on the team. But thanks in part to the efforts of Encore.org and others, later-life work with social impact is growing in popularity and availability.
What does this mean for you, for those you manage, and for the future of work as we know it? In this webinar, you’ll hear from two members of the Encore.org team. Author and workplace expert Marci Alboher will provide an overview of the encore movement. Vibha Dixit will introduce one innovative model for late-career talent, Encore Fellowships. These fellowships are a pathway for seasoned professionals seeking a meaningful second act and a game-changing, cost-effective human resources pipeline for social sector organizations seeking experienced talent.
Encore.org is an innovation hub tapping the 50+ population for social good.
Encore Fellowships, a program of Encore.org, matches skilled, seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high-impact, paid assignments. Since launching in 2009, nearly 2,000 Encore Fellows have provided more than 2 million hours to not-for-profit organizations in over 50 metropolitan areas.
About Marci Alboher
Marci Alboher is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune, and USA Today. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, Marci spent a decade practicing law.
About Vibha Dixit
Vibha Dixit, program director of Encore Fellowships in San Francisco and the East Bay, brings extensive entrepreneurial experience to her post, having co-founded an IT professional services company that provides emerging technology consulting to companies worldwide.
Recently, Vibha has embarked on her own “forever learning” encore journey by completing an MBA from Wharton and traveling to Australia, China, France, India, and Rwanda for strategy and social impact projects. Her most memorable experience was meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame as part of a Wharton course on leadership.
Vibha has a Ph.D in computer science and is currently a board member of YWCA Silicon Valley.