When I saw a journalist seeking case studies for an article about age discrimination in the workplace I knew I had a story to tell.

Lucy Handley was writing a feature for High50.com about the difficulties facing the over-fifties on the job market. Add in being a woman over 50 and the UK government unemployment figures tell a sorry tale.

age discrimination, over 50, Alyson Reay

Lucy invited me to share my experience, along with two other women experiencing similar challenges.

She also asked me my top tip for securing work in your fifties:

Set up on your own, says Alyson Reay: “The lack of suitable jobs that fulfilled me and rewarded me motivated me to go on to set up my own business, and I haven’t looked back. I earn less than I did in the corporate world, but I absolutely love it.”

Read the full article here: Women in work series. Age discrimination in the office: the women losing jobs because of their age.