Almost half of women experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms at work say they were too embarrassed to admit they were going through it*, yet it can have a significant impact on their wellbeing and performance in the workplace. Our research examined how women experiencing perimenopause or the menopause in the workplace felt, how their work was impacted and the support available to them.
To help break the taboo, we share our insights to highlight the need for greater sensitivity, conversations to raise awareness, and a greater network of support.
*Source: MetLife research, February 2022
It’s important to understand why this is a taboo topic, so we can take action and break the taboo.
Despite affecting most women, many aren’t aware of the symptoms of the menopause which can have a physical, emotional, and psychological impact.
With limited support available, we explore what more can be done through raising awareness and encouraging sensitive conversations.
Educating future generations around the topic can help ensure we break the taboo.
Support in the workplace
It’s critical that employers provide a supportive environment for those experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms.
Here we share 4 tips on how employers can support and empower women in the workplace.