The real secret to successful ageing for women

When we talk to women about ageing, the conversation typically focuses on secrets for looking younger or ageing gracefully. Sustained by popular culture and a US$532 billion (S$730 billion) global cosmetics industry, unrealistic perceptions of age, beauty and the worth of women undermine the more serious conversation women should have about ageing.

Far more important than face creams and serums are government and employer policies that enable women to age with confidence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2018, with the headline 'The real secret to successful ageing for women'. Subscribe