The menopause is a natural stage of life experienced by most women, yet it remains a taboo subject in many workplaces. CIPD research found that 6 in 10 working women aged 45–55 who were experiencing the menopause said that it had a negative impact on them at work. Furthermore, reports suggest that almost a million women in the UK have left their jobs completely because of menopausal symptoms.

So, are organisations doing enough and, how can people professionals and line managers better support colleagues going through the menopause?

Our panel of experts include:

  • Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East
  • Janet Trowse, Head of HR, Network Rail
  • Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser, CIPD

Chaired by Daphne Doody-Green, Head of CIPD Northern England, CIPD

Slides: Let's talk menopause

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