Why the Menopause is Everyone's Business

When: March 5 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom


<p>Minds@Work is cracking open the conversation on menopause in the workplace with an evening of vital education delivered by some of the UK&rsquo;s leading menopause experts and hosted by KPMG in Canary Wharf.</p>

<p>This event is FREE to attend.</p>

<h2>Why are we staging this event?</h2>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2015/apr/01/lets-talk-menopause-because-we-are-failing-13-million-women" target="_blank">Thirteen million women</a>&nbsp;in the UK are either in peri-menopause or post-menopause right now. You may be one of these women, or you may be working or living with a woman in the menopause.</p>

<p>All women experience the menopause, yet many women are blindsided by the symptoms; menopause can affect women in a myriad of surprising and debilitating ways, including having a severe impact on mental health. Due to the lack of education and support at work, some women give up their jobs during this time.</p>

<p>Today there are 4.3 million women over 50 in the workplace and this is rising with our aging population; in fact, according to the Department for Work &amp; Pensions, the&nbsp;<a href="/External.aspx?u=https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568240/employment-stats-workers-aged-50-and-over-1984-2015.pdf" target="_blank">employment rate</a>&nbsp;of older women, aged 50 to 64, has risen more than any other age group since 2010. We can only support our experienced and talented female workforce if we break the stunned silence that surrounds the issue, start a mass education programme and put in place appropriate and reasonable adjustments.</p>

<h2>What to expect at this event</h2>

<p>For HR directors, equality and diversity leads or wellbeing leads, this is an unmissable event, packed with practical advice and case studies of other organisations and businesses who have already introduced menopause education and support in the workplace.</p>

<p>For everyone else, including men and women of all ages, this is an event that will open your eyes to the personal experience of women and the ways that you can help those going through this normal stage of life.</p>

<h2>Speakers include:</h2>

<p><strong>Kathy Abernethy, Chair of the British Menopause Society&nbsp;</strong>- a menopause nurse specialist and one of the UK&rsquo;s most revered educators - author of Menopause, the One Stop Guide</p>

<p><strong>Diane Danzebrink, Therapist &amp; Menopause Campaigner&nbsp;</strong>- provides workshops to businesses, educates managers and empowers employees to take control of their own menopause symptoms</p>

<p><strong>Harriet Beveridge&nbsp;</strong>- brings levity to the conversation with her solo comedy piece, &ldquo;Menopause&rdquo;; recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.</p>

<p><strong>Kathryn Colas -</strong>&nbsp;a pioneer in the field of menopause in the workplace, Kathryn founded Simply Hormones 13 years ago, a company that helps businesses put practical solutions in place to support women in menopause.</p>

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