Helping women to pursue their careers.
There are around 4.3 million women aged 50 and over working in the UK and the biggest increase over the last 30 years, has been for women aged 55-59.
While this is great news, according to figures quoted during a World Menopause Day Debate in the UK House of Commons last year, about 50% of working women say menopausal symptoms make it difficult to do their jobs, and 10% give up work altogether as a result.
Many women are not prepared for menopause, nor know much about it. We want to avoid almost 3rd of working women in the core ‘menopause age’ having to reluctantly take time out of the working week to alleviate menopausal symptoms. That accounts to 14 million working days lost.
Memory loss, brain fog and other cognitive effects can wreak havoc on professional confidence and have caused many successful and high-powered business women to give up work, either because they simply couldn’t cope any more, or believed themselves to be “losing their mind”.
Menopause doesn’t have to be the end of a quality life, with the right support, there’s no need for women to press pause on their career.
I am delighted to be working with Hannah Holt, the Founder of Find Equanimity, to deliver Menopause in the Workplace Workshops.
You can read her full blog and what these workshops entail, on her website here:
If you'd like to book a Menopause in the Workplace Workshop, please contact us for full costs and content.