“The Age March is a landmark event to heighten the awareness of ageism in our society. Unfortunately, age discrimination often falls under the radar even as our aging population suffers from a lack of respect and unfair workplace practices. Women, especially, face the double whammy of sexism and ageism, and are often marginalized and forced out of the workplace, as they show visible signs of aging. This has to stop! The Age March will bring together men and women of all ages to celebrate and honor our age and let the world know, we’re not done yet!”

Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed, is a certified coach, speaker, host of Badass Women At Any Age podcast, Forbes contributing writer and published author. Her second book, Not Done Yet! How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Their Workplace Power, focuses on how women 50+ can defy ageist assumptions and stay marketable and keep their jobs.  www.BonnieMarcusLeadership.com

Bonnie Marcus

"Let’s come together to shift the perception on aging and recognize the untapped wisdom and mastery available throughout every stage of life.  It is imperative that we unite to celebrate diversity.  Stand with us and against Ageism on September 12th."

The iconic boutique hotelier who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand, Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author whose manifesto on ageism, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, is inspired by his experience of being both a mentor and an intern in his 50s.

Chip Conley

It is time the visuals and narratives we are given as women were updated to reflect the reality of aging. We need to be allowed to age with power and not fear. We are living longer and healthier and it is time to normalize what aging looks like especially for women. The Age March lets us begin to lift the limitations placed on us and show the possibilities for positive aging. Thank you Barbara Rose Brooker for giving people the opportunity to be part of changing Ageism, join the Age March on September 15th., Stephanie O'Dell


Celebrate The Gray is a company that offers styling and inspiration to the 50+ woman. Celebrate The Gray also offers consulting and models so brands/companies can authentically represent the 50+ woman.  www.celebratethegray.com

Stephanie O'Dell

Ashton Applewhite

"In recent decades, we’ve made a lot of progress against sexism, racism, and homophobia. It’s high time to add ageism to that toxic mix and mobilize against it. What better way to do so than to come together in the streets of San Francisco on September 15 to March for Age Equality. Be there!", Ashton Applewhite


Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She has been internationally recognized as an expert on ageism, speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.     

"Recognizing, acknowledging and fighting ageism is imperative in America. We need to stand for the unique value of each person regardless of sex, race or AGE! Elder rights are human rights.", Renee McKenna

Renee McKenna was the lead organizer of San Francisco Women’s March, a peaceful gathering of 100,000 standing for social justice, diversity and inclusion in response to the 2016 Election of Donald Trump. The SF Women’s March was one of over 700 Marches worldwide on January 21, 2017. Renee works as s therapist, healer and spiritual teacher in the Bay Area.

Renee McKenna, MA, CCH, Spiritual Psychology - http://reneemckenna.com/

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Renee McKenna, MA, CCH

Brittany Fleck

"Social connection is at the center of what is means to live and age well. It one of the strongest predictors of longevity. Those who enter midlife and feel it as a time of rebirth & growth are the ones who nurtured their connections to themselves, their families, their partners and their communities throughout the decades of getting there. What lives at the crux as some of the most defining & pivotal connections are those intergenerational ones; those that are reciprocal, non judgmental and inspiring. Intergenerational connections offer a unique two sided window to the truths and wisdom of a life well lived, well loved & how to evolve both to be young at heart & old in soul. The Age March does just this. It is an ideal example of how to connect intergenerationally and the kind of initiative that can empower & inspire people regardless of age" Brittany Fleck

Brittany Fleck
Innovation Specialist I The Hatchery, AARP   

bfleck@aarp.org I Washington, DC