CIRKEL in the media


Inspired by Chip Conley’s book, Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, Marci Alboher went on a quest to understand how intergenerational workplaces can become a reality. She included an interview with CIRKEL Founder, Charlotte Japp:

Ms. Japp got right to the heart of one of the main points Mr. Conley makes in his book. At a time when we can Google the answer to just about anything, it’s important to remember that some things come only through lived experience. And there’s a certain magic when older and younger learn from, and with, each other.


Leah Kinthaert wrote an article about the consequences of ageism in the workplace and included some thought leadership from people who are vocal about the future of the workplace as it becomes multigenerational. Along with leaders like Ashton Applewhite, CIRKEL Founder, Charlotte Japp was able to share some tips on how older workers can deal with getting aged out of a job so they can bounce back even stronger in their next career opportunity.


Retirement Wisdom Podcast

Joe Casey and Denis Wuestman speak on their podcast Retirement Wisdom about helpful tips to help people transition into retirement or their second act career. As part of their Noteworthy Series, Joe and Denis interviewed CIRKEL Founder, Charlotte Japp, about the power of intergenerational mentoring and which skills older and younger professionals can exchange to support each other in their respective career stages.


Zestful Aging Podcast

In her podcast, Zestful Aging, psychotherapist Nicole Christina engages guests in thoughtful conversation around longevity and aging well.

In this episode with probably her youngest guest - CIRKEL Founder, Charlotte Japp - Nicole digs deep into the CIRKEL origin story. The podcast covers some of Charlotte’s most important inspirations, from her mother educating her on Swedish design, to books like New Power by Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, to the legacy of Charlotte’s late father Michael Japp, who passed away in December 2018.


CIRKEL Founder, Charlotte Japp, was featured in an interview on’s Gen2Gen campaign blog. Written by Sarah McKinney Gibson, the article explored some of the inner workings of a CIRKEL event, from how speakers are selected to what happened at the very first event that indicated it was the start of something big.


Prabal Gurung captured the full intergenerational conversation between fashion industry leaders (from left to right) Lindsay Peoples Wagner (EIC at Teen Vogue), Michelle Lee (EIC at Allure), Bethann Hardison (trailblazing model and activist), and designer Prabal Gurung. The panel talk covered everything from “breaking in” without connections, to depicting people in the media as they really are in the real world. Click the video box to watch.

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For CIRKEL: the tech edition, Danika Cleary Laszuk spoke about her career experience from the tech boom in the 2000’s to today: from introducing Hewlett-Packard’s first consumer laptop, to debuting the first iPod at Apple, to shepherding the next generation of builders as the GM at betaworks camp, a tech accelerator.