What’s stopping young adults from growing up?
16 Sep 2019
What’s stopping young adults from growing up?

The life path that past generations took for granted is no longer possible for many Gen Yers. Faced with mounting debts, a growing number are delaying marriage, forgoing car-ownership, and moving back in with their parents. How are these changes impacting home life and society as a whole?

Suzanne Noble

Suzanne Noble is the co-founder of Advantages of Age, a social enterprise created to challenge the media narrative around ageing. She co-created and delivers Startup School for Seniors, the only programme that supports over-50s to turn an idea into a business. A serial entrepreneur, Suzanne has a career spanning over 30 years that includes being co-director of a Top 150 PR agency. Most recently, she created the award-winning nestful, a tech startup that helps older homeowners to find compatible lodgers. She has been featured in Forbes, The Times, FT, Telegraph, and BBC News. She is a member of Sense Worldwide, a network to help businesses discover, ideate, and evaluate their future.

Henry Rose Lee

Henry Rose Lee is a consultant, TEDx speaker, and intergenerational expert. Her latest book is ‘The Code for New Leaders’.

Shiv Malik

Shiv Malik is a journalist and author. He is the co-author of ‘Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted its Youth’ and, most recently, ‘The Messenger’.

Julian Fisher

Julian Fisher is the founder and CEO of lifestyle app jisp.

Alex Diggins

Alex Diggins is a writer journalist based in Oxford. He writes regularly for leading publications including The Economist, Wired, New Scientist, The Telegraph and The TLS. He is also published in Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth (Unbound). @AHABDiggins