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Challenge: with only 4 possible options, how could we group ages and be inclusive?

My first thoughts are

* under 20
* 20-35
* 36-60
* over 60

@kristinHenry
Why split them at 35? What is the reason for splitting people into age groups anyway? Maybe start from your reason, then create your age groups.

If it's regarding job qualifications, in my opinion, it's just another form of discrimination. If it's regarding generalizing (not a nice thing to do) based on values and tendencies, then maybe split them according to generations, like baby boomers, Gen z, etc. 🤷‍♀️

@evelynyap Why 35? That's a very good question, and I hope we can explore it more.

How do we define these inflection points? As a woman, let alone a woman in science and tech, I have had to dance around the expectations of male norms and expectations.

My first thought about splitting at 35 was that on meeting me, in person at conferences, many folks assume that is my age. Like it was a magic number.

@kristinHenry Perhaps it is a compliment?

Maybe people see you as mature enough and very experienced in life/work and can't picture you as too young, yet not old enough to be anywhere near middle age.

I also find that some people assume things about a person when they feel the person is just like them, e.g. people in their 20s assuming their co-worker is also in her 20s but she's actually much older. It happens. 🤷‍♀️

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