Helping you retain your female talent, improve productivity and reduce sickness by raising awareness of the menopause and the benefits of menstrual cycle tracking within the workplace.
Research has shown that menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on workplace attendance and performance.
One in four women going through their menopause considers resigning with many more leaving their jobs early or not putting themselves up for promotion.
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.
For many women symptoms of the perimenopause start in their early 40s and peak around the age of 51. The symptoms can continue on average for another 5-6 years.
The symptoms are both physiological and physical and the top five found to be most challenging at work are poor concentration, brain fog, sleep disturbance, anxiety and hot flushes.
Whilst some women experience almost no symptoms, around 80% experience noticeable changes.
Let me deliver an overview to your organisation of what exactly the menopause and the perimenopause are.
Learn to understand the link between having a merry menopause and understanding your menstrual cycle.
Are your Leaders and Line Managers aware of the menopause? The perimenopause and what they are?
Are they equipped to have conversations with their team about the impact menopause symptoms can have on performance and attendance?
Do you want to create a culture where menopause can be talked about openly?
I can help you write your menopause workplace policy and develop a menopause awareness campaign to suit your organisation.
The menopause is not a choice, EVERY WOMAN will experience it. I want to help women understand this natural transition and how to the work with it, accept it and embrace it, it’s a powerful part of who they are and it won’t go away.
During this informal presentation, I’ll explain clearly the stages and symptoms of the perimenopause and the menopause and how the symptoms can be managed.
To help women prepare for their menopause, I explain the power of their menstrual cycle. We are led to believe that it is a painful and unwanted inconvenience. It is the total opposite. By understanding the real truth of their cycle and the information it contains, a woman can plan her life and her work around the natural ebbs and flows of her hormones and better understand her body as she begins her menopause transition.
The Lunch & Learn format can be adapted to suit your organisation and can also be delivered via video call. I actively encourage it to be accessible to all ages and genders.
" I loved the way in which Jo made clear sense of an overwhelmingly complex stage of a woman’s life. Jo makes people feel very at ease, which isn’t often easy when talking about the perceived unmentionables. I was amazed how open our members were as a result of Jo being there and leading the conversation."
"As part of our Wellness scheme, we invited Jo to host a lunch and learn session in our office to help educate the team and destigmatise the menopause and the importance of cycle tracking. The session was informative and inspirational and sparked a lot of discussion and provided useful and practical information."
"Jo has been amazing. We have set up a menopause support group at Odgers and Jo was on a Zoom call I arranged to provide advice, guidance and a little bit of inspiration! The conversation flowed and despite being a virtual meeting the positivity from Jo shone through and gave us all the boost we needed. Thanks so much!"