If you were asked why almost one million women have left their jobs in the past few years, what would your answer be?
Would it be childcare issues or perhaps the Covid-19 pandemic? The answer is in fact the menopause – an elephant-sized issue that many organisations are afraid to address.
Menopause and its impact at work
Recent research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, revealed that three out of five (59%) of working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work.
Women over the age of 50 are also the fastest-growing group in the workforce and the average age for the menopause transition is 51. The transition and associated symptoms can last on average up to 4 years.
Despite these startling statistics, many organisations are not exploring this topic and its impact on their people and productivity.
Although the statistics show that women usually start experiencing symptoms from their 40s, the perimenopause is something that needs to be considered too. Perimenopause means “around menopause” and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years.
Perimenopause is also called the menopausal transition.This stage can start as early as mid-30s, but usually happens sometime in your 40s.
This is clearly a big issue that organisations need to tackle head on and Speaker Buzz can help.
We recognise every organisation has its unique culture and challenges, so we will curate a tailored solution when it comes to providing a speaker to talk about menopause – from a series of workshops to an inspirational talk conducted online or an in-person appearance at a conference.
Nicki Williams, founder of Happy Hormones, author and expert in women’s health supports companies and female employees in understanding the complexity of the situation.
Nicki left her corporate job in her 40s to retrain in nutrition and female health. The impetus for her to do this was her first-hand experience of low energy, stress, brain fog and mood swings. It was only when she had her hormones properly tested that she realised she was going through perimenopause and transformed her health through diet, lifestyle and targeted supplements.
This experience has led Nicki to be a passionate advocate for women’s health through the stages of menopause, she is educating women and employers, in the knowledge that the right approach makes all the difference.
Sally Bee knows first hand how health issues impact on all areas of family and professional lives. Having fought for her life five times, and experienced a rollercoaster of highs and lows, Sally knows the true meaning and importance of resilience and inner strength.
Having had to deal with her own depression, anxiety and stress, Sally knows the value in stripping away all the noise and meaningless distractions to identify what is important in life and helps organisations and individuals find theirs.
To find out more about booking Nicki or Sally to help your organisation discuss the menopause and wellbeing at work, get in touch
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