Menopause and Workplace Wellbeing in the Context of COVID-19
AudienceBITC members with a gender partnership, BITC members with a wellbeing partnership, BITC members with an age partnership, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers
Mon, 23 November 2020 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This Menopause and Workplace Wellbeing online event aims to challenge the taboo around discussing the menopause in a workplace context. As more women remain in the workforce during and beyond menopause, it is a fundamental issue for workplace productivity and inclusion.
Share how happy your organisation is talking about the menopause. How are you continuing to support colleagues experiencing menopause during the current pandemic – what adjustments have you made?
The UK workforce is ageing. People want and need to work for longer; employers need to draw more effectively on an older workforce. For women this is particularly true – they have been the major drivers of growth in the older workforce over the last decade. Around one in eight of the British workforce are women over 50. By 2022 it is forecast that around one in six will be women over 50. Most women over 50 will have, or have had, perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms that affect their work.1
Employers are now understanding the importance of supporting employees during the menopause in order to retain valuable knowledge, skills and experience within a key workplace demographic. The experience of these leading employers has shown that often simple actions, such as education and awareness-raising, can make a real difference to workplace wellbeing.
Conducted under the Chatham House Rule, this peer learning forum is for holders of BITC wellbeing, gender and age partnerships. It will be of particular interest to those working in human resources, diversity and inclusion, health and safety and wellbeing functions.
About Peer Learning Forums
BITC’s Peer Learning Forums provide a confidential environment to discuss common issues, good practice and solutions. There will be an emphasis on discussion and sharing experiences.
Contact details and further information
This event will held using Zoom conferencing software.
For further information contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC .
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.
- Acas (n.d.) Menopause at work, available at https://archive.acas.org.uk