Menopause Awareness (11 May)
Around 3.5 million women aged over 50 years are currently employed in the UK, with symptoms having a huge impact on productivity and motivational levels.
Menopause is considered a taboo subject and as such women do not readily seek help, preferring to remain silent and bring in their own reasonable adjustments such as leaving work, taking a lesser role or reducing their hours.
This creates a personal and economic impact, but in addition employers have a social responsibility to do the right thing.
Menopause is where pregnancy was positioned 30/40 years ago, and today no inclusive employer would consider this to impact on a women’s career choices. Menopause needs the same elevation to normalise it, so it is not seen as a stand-alone or add on subject but a normal part of business.
This 1-hour webinar is designed to encourage conversations around practical needs and support, ensuring positive solutions across all levels of the council, and will cover:
- Who is affected?
- Symptoms and how they can be recognised
- Individualised solutions
- Impact in the workplace
- Practical solutions to manage and support menopause at work
Thursday 11 May, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT
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About the Trainer
Lynda Bailey launched Talking Menopause in 2017 to increase menopause awareness, education, and support in the workplace to all employees across a broad range of organisations.
Lynda’s passion for this work is borne out of her own experience of menopause whilst working as an Inspector in West Midlands police. Like so many others her symptoms were overwhelming, leaving her struggling to understand how she could continue to carry out her role. Lynda had a supportive manager who may not have been fully alive to menopause and its impact but was supportive to her as an individual. It made a big difference.
Being acutely aware of menopause and its impact at work, Lynda, as a leader in the organisation, felt a responsibility to make menopause support at work accessible for all. She believes menopause firmly sits within diversity, inclusion, and gender equality.
As testament to her work, the West Midlands police support group she set up is still thriving, helping menopausal employees navigate a way through their symptoms. Lynda won the West Midlands police diamond award for diversity for her menopause work. The first time the award had been given for menopause.
Lynda now uses her management experience, knowledge of effective working practices and menopause education to support other organisations to be menopause confident.
In February 2022 Lynda was invited to give evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee menopause inquiry and has also appeared on ITV Central news.
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