By 2025 there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause across the world according to Forbes magazine.
So, menopause is a women’s issue then, right?
Well, in a word, no.
Menopause is not just a female issue, it’s an organisational issue.
Menopause directly affects millions of our working population and impacts many more besides. Menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on attendance and performance in the workplace, so it must be an important part of our workforce wellbeing agenda.
A recent survey by Forth revealed that a staggering 90% of the women surveyed said that their workplace had no help available at all when it came to employees going through the menopause.
No help at all.
At The Menopause Café we are determined to change this.
The first step toward achieving real change is to get people speaking openly about menopause and the very real impact it has on our professional lives. Awareness is a vital first step for organisations and managers to understand the ways in which they can support their staff.
It is vital that all employees are fully supported so that they can thrive in the workplace, and that includes women of all ages at all stages of their journey through menopausal symptoms.
An infographic produced by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine shows that nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are in work. Prioritising their wellbeing in the workplace is an absolute necessity and needs to happen now.
There are lots of small things that managers and organisations can do as part of a menopause strategy to improve workplace environments for everyone, not just women.
If you would like to do more to provide the support your team needs to help your business to thrive, join the menopause at work seminar on Friday 30th April 2021 from 12noon – 5pm as part of #FlushFest2021, the world’s only menopause festival.
The menopause at work seminar follows an introduction by Kirsty Wark who will open the festival to help “break the taboo and have some fun.” The seminar features an impressive line-up of exceptional experts who will explain the impact of menopause in professional settings and share best practice to explore what can be done to improve.
In addition to the talks by experts during the seminar, the festival will also feature stand-up comedy, creative workshops, theatre and some outstanding cabaret performances, all raising awareness of the impact of menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, family and colleagues.
A previous festival goer said they left #FlushFest “Feeling more educated about menopause in the workplace and how relatively easy it would be to make small adjustments that could make big differences.”
All delegates who attend the seminar will receive sample menopause policies and guidance for managers that can be adapted for your specific environment providing you with the information you need to make a real change in your workplace for the benefit of your entire team.
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets here.