'Back in my days' and other lies


Olga Pexídrová, University of New York in Prague student, Olga Pexídrová, explores the unfairness of the four triggering words - 'back in my day' - and why they put younger generations on a pedestal. Should millennials have to keep defending themselves? Olga calls for an open intergenerational conversation and a willingness to adapt to changes over time in a way that fosters respect, understanding and development.

About the speaker

Olga is a 4th-year student at the University of New York in Prague majoring in Business Administration. Olga spent a year abroad as a Rotary exchange student in Texas, and another year in Berlin where she learned German, one of the five languages she speaks.

In addition to her academic prowess, she is the president of the apolitical, non-governmental organization, European Youth Parliament (EYP) in the Czech Republic which educates young people between ages 15 to 25 through conferences, workshops and educational events. Took a leadership role in twenty-nine EYP conferences, fully responsible for seven and helped reach and work with over 4000 youth over her eight years with EYP. She dedicates her free time to charity projects focusing on fund raising. Olga loves to undertake seemingly impossible challenges, as she is a firm believer that everything is possible, the impossible just takes a little longer.