Founder, NuuAge Coliving, United States
Elizabeth White, author of 55, Underemployed and Faking Normal (Simon and Schuster), is an age solutions advocate for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity. When she could not find a book that met her needs during her own bout of long-term unemployment, she wrote it herself. She wrote it as a 62-year-old Black woman who has lived the stories she describes, and as a Harvard MBA, former retail entrepreneur, and C-suite executive who never expected to land here. Ms. White is a frequent guest blogger, and speaker at conferences and workshops, and has been named one of the top 50 influencers on aging in the country. Her essays and work have appeared in publications like Barron’s, Forbes, The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, and The Washington Post. She has been featured prominently in three segments on the PBS NewsHour. And her TEDx Talk has been elevated to the main TED stage where it has garnered over 2 million views. Ms. White has been featured on the TED Radio Hour. She is Board Member of the International Federation on Ageing and was recently invited to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. In March 2022, Ms. White joined the Ideas42 Venture Studio as an Entrepreneur in Residence where she is pioneering coliving housing solutions for older adults aging alone on moderate incomes.