"Small-up to create the best possible life on less income"

Elizabeth White, author of "Fifty-five, Underemployed and Faking Normal," is an aging solutions advocate for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. For the millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring, here’s a practical plan for getting past any blame or shame, overcoming denial, and finding a path to a new normal. In "55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal," Elizabeth invites you to join her in looking beyond your immediate surroundings and circumstances to what is possible in the new normal of financial insecurity.

About the author

ELIZABETH WHITE is an aging solutions advocate for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. Most recently, she served as Special Advisor to the Executive Director at Senior Service America. Before joining SSA, she was the Chief Operating Officer of a mid-size NGO focused on improving quality of life in Africa. There, she managed 1,200 staff via 7 direct reports and operations in 18 African countries.

Ms. White earned an MBA from Harvard University, an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Political Science from Oberlin College. She began her career in international development at the World Bank where she was recruited through the bank’s highly prestigious Young Professionals program.

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This event is part of the Arlington Public Library's AC Works!, a month-long series focused on experienced workers, culminating in a job fair in partnership with Arlington Employment Center for workers aged 50+ on September 23 at Central. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for All Ages Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Parents Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Author Talk Job Search and Resume Lecture
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