Is There Bias Against Young Workers?



By Thursday Bram


I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don't do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I'm older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month, it's purple), I'm not actually sure if I own a pair of pants that aren't blue jeans, and I look young enough to get carded every time I go to a bar. I may be 27, but I almost always look like the youngest person in the room, even if there are actually younger entrepreneurs present.