Menopause in the workplace
Corporate talks and bespoke
menopause health programmes
Start the converstation
Shocking statistics based on a sample of 4000 women in work, how are they going to make it to the retirement age of 67?
o 44% of 45-55 says ‘affects performance’
o Insomnia – 8/10 women
o Anxiety and or joint pain – 7/10 women
o 70% have Brain fog
o 72% have Loss of confidence
o 84% say no support in the workplace
o 1/3 thinking of leaving
I would love to work with you to help you get the conversation started with menopause in your work place, and help you work towards a menopause accreditation and workplace policy. I offer talks/ presentations and information that you require to make your organisation a menopause-friendly place where it can be talked about openly and your employees supported with empathy, understanding and practical solutions.
I make it easy for you to start the conversation about the peri/menopause. Infact the perimenopause is paramount to understanding what is going on as it is this time that creates the hidden symptoms that women experience in the 5 plus years running up to their menopause. These are symptoms that cause them to lose confidence and feel more anxious at work, and therefore so important to identify,understand and support.
Here are some questions to get the conversation started within your management:
Do you have a clear procedure on how menopause is supported at work?
Is your culture one where peri/menopause is discussed openly and without prejudice?
Do you have management /HR with specific knowledge and skills to discuss?
Can you support a menopausal employee sufficiently or do you have a referral system in place?
Do you understand how symptoms affect emotions, confidence and motivation?
These are just a few of the areas which need to be fully understood and supported, and I'm very happy to work with you on this. I see many individual clients who are at their witts end because they are not getting the understanding and support they require at work, to the point they have to reduce their hours, or are disciplined, or leave; I would like to help alter this.
Making your organisation more menopause-friendly
Please email me and let me know your requirement and then we can have a chat about how to move forwards. If you are working for an organisation and would like your management to start working on this send them this url:
"I was in a corporate environment when I started experiencing symptoms. I was a qualified shiatsu practitioner but I was still in computer software project management and I didn't have a clue that my symptoms were menopause associated, only that it felt like my job was killing me; so I left not knowing that these were symptoms fo the perimenopause and could have been resolved.
Don't let valuable employees do the same at your organisation, get understanding, get knowledge, get support. "
Andrea, founder Cotswold Menopause