It’s estimated that menopause is costing the UK economy 14 million working days every year and that almost a million women have left their job completely. Yet many organisations lack the resources, policies and culture to support the specific needs of those working through menopause. The risk for business therefore is huge in terms of loss of talent, reputation and competitive advantage.
This paper addresses the low levels of knowledge with regards to menopause and work and is designed to:
Provide the business context as to why menopause matters at work in 2020 and beyond.
Outline the challenges faced in the workplace by those experiencing symptoms, the impact on individuals and the business.
Share best practice examples of how leading organisations are fostering a menopause friendly environment aligned with their company culture.