Check it out: The faces of mid-career job loss

NABS features the real stories of those who have had to figure out what's next.

It’s no secret that the ad world has its share of diversity and inclusion problems. Among them is ageism – an issue that can negatively affect mid-career marketing and advertising folk.

To tackle the challenge, industry non-profit NABS created the Ripe Workshop, an intensive, two-day program aimed at helping people over 45 who have lost their jobs figure out “what’s next?”

As it gears up for the next workshop, the organization created a series of online videos featuring real people who have been affected by a job loss mid-career. Industry professionals describe their feelings of shame and embarrassment at being let go before outlining what Ripe has done for them and how the program has changed their outlooks.