David Stewart

CEO and founder of Ageist, photographer


Stewart helms Ageist. It’s a media company that is out to redefine life after 50 by highlighting the vibrancy, influence, and contributions of people in that age group. And it’s an agency advising businesses, brands, and organizations on trends and how engage the 50+ demographic. Additionally, Ageist produces the YBL Conference along with The Experience Factory. An award-winning photographer, Stewart’s work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine.

There’s a real poverty of imagination when it comes to this intensely influential group (of people over 50). Let’s stop with the idea that cool stops at some age. We are at the peak of our capabilities. We are bold, vital, empowered, and living our best lives now. Those silver-haired couples dressed in pastels and strolling along the beach at sunset don’t represent the aspirations of today’s highly energized 50+.”

David Stewart
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
TOPICS: Redefining age, over-50 lifestyle, ageism

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