Came across this interesting nugget (part of a wider study) which suggests that many organisations are placing an age limit on potential employees at the upper end of the age spectrum - and in doing so, missing out on the wealth of experience this group can bring.  

Ironically, this sense of 'retiring' people from the job market before they're ready to go, may mean that employers are also placing additional constraints on the contributions and levels of success possible for women - by effectively telling us that the focus for our working years, is restricted to the years we're most likely to be bringing up children.

Time, perhaps, to look at how inclusive your employer brand is at both ends of the career spectrum?  And to make sure that your recruitment processes follow through on your brand promises, by not imposing career timetables on those who can bring much needed experience to your organisation?