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01 Dec 2021
Lets talk: Menopause in the workplace

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Menopause is a fact of female life. All women will have one, yet most of us (women and men) are unaware and unprepared for how it might impact us and those around us. Much of this is due to the historical bias and myth that surrounds this phase in women’s lives. Contrary to popular opinion Menopause is not just a ‘woman’s issue’ but an everyone issue, after all we all know a woman in some capacity whether that be as a partner, family member, friend or colleague.

With more women than ever in the workplace, Menopause is fast becoming the issue that organisations are yet to fully recognise. Now is the time to raise our awareness of this inevitable life event.

Kate Usher is an experienced coach and change strategist, and author with a specialism in Menopause and gender equality will share the importance and benefits of having an open dialogue in the workplace, how to approach the conversation and the support that should be in place.

By the end of this session you will understand:
1. All you need to know about what the Menopause is and its potential impact on women in the workplace
2. Why having a conversation about your Menopause at work is important, and what support is available
3. When to have a Menopause conversation at work, and how to offer support as an ally.

Supporting Materials 
Kate Usher: Youtube Kate Usher – Menopause Coach
Mindfulness and Mediation: Thriving Thru Menopause (thrivethrumenopause.com)
Nutrition: Simple, natural menopause solutions: YourNewLifePlan
Pausitivity - know your Menopause campaign: Menopause Support Pack (pausitivity.co.uk)


Related Resources
Wellbeing in the Workplace Programme Package
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Speakers

Kate Usher

Coach and Change strategist at Menopause & Second Phase


Summary

Kate is an experienced coach and change strategist with a specialism in Menopause and gender equality. She works with women and organisations to create simple strategies that enable modern and supportive Menopause conversations. This increases awareness of this life phase, its pivotal impact on equality across the workforce and representation in senior and executive positions. She is an internationally published author, her book ‘Your Second Phase – reclaiming work and relationships during and after Menopause’ is available in Europe, North America, South East Asia and Russia. It was also shortlisted for the Business Book of the Year Award 2021.

 

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