Supporting Menopause in the Workplace

Supporting Menopause in the Workplace

Wednesday 28th October 2020, Online | Thursday 21st January 2021, Central London

With menopausal women as the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce, it is imperative that employers and managers are equipped to support menopause in their workplaces. 

Similar to mental health or maternity provisions, supportive frameworks and managers can make a significant difference to staff, increasing productivity and staff loyalty, as well as reducing turnover and absence. 

Join us for ‘Supporting Menopause in the Workplace’ to receive valuable insights from expert speakers into how menopause is experienced in the workplace, creating policies to support staff and training managers to ensure that optimal outcomes are secured for your workforce and organisation alike.   

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to ensure that menopausal staff and their managers are supported, to ensure that staff can do their best work
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around creating a positive and menopause-informed culture in your workplace back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures on adapting workplace policy and practice to ensure that constructive frameworks for supporting menopause are implemented in your workplace
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and your peers

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.


Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

Dates and Locations

Supporting Menopause in the Workplace | Online | 28th October 2020

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Supporting Menopause in the Workplace | Central London | 21st January 2021

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For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone





Welcoming Session

Olivia Bishop, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC


Chair's opening remarks


Pause for thought: why is menopause a workplace issue?

  • The business case for supporting menopause at work
  • Key facts: what is menopause, and how is it experienced?
  • Examining the barriers which traditional practice poses for menopausal individuals


Duty of care: developing a menopause policy that protects staff and organisation alike

  • Understanding legal responsibilities under the Equality Act and Duty of Care
  • Performing a risk assessment and addressing the findings
  • Using related policies to inform and support new, focussed guidelines
  • From fans to flexible working: simple reasonable adjustments that make all the difference


Networking Break


Managing menopause: supporting your managers in facilitating staff

  •  ‘One size does not fit all’: ensuring managers can provide for individual needs
  •  Performance management: providing guidance on appropriate expectations
  •  Managing sickness and health absence, and enabling greater attendance




One-to-one: developing confidence in conducting conversations and building trust 

  • Creating an open-door culture of trust and compassion
  • The path made clear: enabling staff to tell you what they need
  • How familiarity with policy can allow managers to guide staff towards solutions
  • Guidance on confidentiality, disclosure and when to act


Changing culture: breaking stigma and raising awareness about menopause at work

  • Opening and normalising conversations around menopause in the workplace
  • Ensuring that menopausal staff feel included and supported
  • Staff network case study: advancing education and creating community


Chair's closing remarks


Event Close