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Are You A Female Over 45? Guess What? You’re Invisible

by Fran Trelease

Don’t blame it on the numbers. According to state Census Bureau numbers, more than half a million women between 45-54 call Connecticut their home. Another 177,000 are 55 and older. They outnumber men slightly.

Yet increasingly, ageism is hitting home for vibrant, talented women of a certain age who, arguably, feel the sting more acutely in their personal, social and professional lives.

In a 2019 article in The Atlantic , “The Invisibility of Older Women”, author Akiko Busch writes, “The invisible woman might be the actor no longer offered roles after her 40th birthday, or the 50-year-old woman who can’t land a job interview.”

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