Increasingly, they are front and centre in the media and in the worlds of fashion and beauty, despite our youth-obsessed culture. CTV Montreal news anchor Mutsumi Takahashi, recognized earlier this year with the Order of Canada, is among those who have paved the way for younger generations and whose experience, excellence and gravitas should be celebrated, Martine St-Victor writes. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette A few months ago, I had lunch with a wonderful woman named Louise. A mutual friend had put us in touch, and suggested that we meet. Louise had spent decades heading the communications departments of two very large Quebec institutions. Now in her mid-60s, she is retired, though her packed agenda and commitments on various boards suggests she doesn’t know the meaning of the word.