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Mature Women Can

Mature Women Can

Dr Susan Mitchell, South Australia’s Mature Women’s Ambassador and COTA SA, in partnership with the Office of the Ageing and the Office for Women, is proud to present Mature Women Can!

This resource makes a compelling case for increasing the participation of mature women in employment.  In a series of in-depth interviews, the Ambassador spoke to many South Australian women, who told us about the barriers they face in the paid workforce. Their stories have shaped Mature Women Can!, and we thank all of these women for coming forward and sharing their personal stories with us.

The Ambassador will use Mature Women Can! as the basis for conversation with business; it also marks the beginning of our social media campaign.

Share your stories, ideas and solutions with us, whether you’re an individual, a business or another kind of organisation. Use #maturewomencan on Facebook and Twitter to get involved.  

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Mature Women Can Stories
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I didn’t get a chance to apply for jobs even though I am well qualified. I took management courses but could not get into vocational courses because I was told I was too old. It is very hard for migrants.
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I became redundant in March 2014. I have only recently landed a job and from my redundancy to now it has been an exhausting, humiliating and psychologically destructive experience. I had to work really, really hard not to fall off the perch. At times it was a constant process of learning to do the same thing over and over again - and failing.