Organisations seeking to be menopause friendly in 2023 can learn from experts and gain insight from businesses which have successfully implemented policies in a series of UK employer roadshows starting in March.
The series of events will be hosted by a range of Menopause Friendly employer members in partnership with Deborah Garlick, CEO of Henpicked: Menopause In The Workplace and founder of the industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Accreditation. The Menopause Friendly Employer Roadshow will start on Thursday March 9th and travel across the country with weekly events running up to Easter. The hosts, venues and dates so far confirmed are as follows with new ones being added each week: see the full list and links to book here Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace Events | Eventbrite.
- Glasgow – Thursday 9 March – hosted by first direct
- Chester – Thursday 16 March – hosted by M&S Bank
- Leeds – Thursday 23 March – hosted by first direct
- Birmingham – Thursday 30 March – hosted by Mills & Reeve
Perceptions around menopause in the workplace are starting to change with around three in 10 employers now having a menopause friendly policy. At last year’s inaugural Menopause Friendly Employer Awards, the Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, called for more British businesses to commit to being menopause friendly. She asked every business which currently has a successful menopause friendly policy to encourage at least one other business in their network to follow their example which would result in at least 50% of employers implementing a menopause policy by World Menopause Day, October 18, 2023.
“We welcome the Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP’s challenge to businesses and fully support her ‘#FindAFriend’ idea,” says Deborah Garlick. “To help achieve her aim, we asked our Menopause Friendly employer members to host roadshow events for local businesses and have been greatly encouraged by their enthusiastic response.
“Being a menopause friendly employer means going further than simply having guidance document on file,” says Deborah. “To truly change the lived experience of menopause in the workplace, employers must have bespoke policies for their organisation and ensure best practice and support are actively implemented.”
Roadmap to success
Whether organisations are starting from scratch or have already begun their journey to being a menopause friendly employer, the practical, face-to-face roadshow events will provide a roadmap for success with the following agenda delivered by expert speakers:
- Why menopause in the workplace is important: the compelling case for change
- What menopause is and how someone could be affected at work
- How menopause is covered by employment law: what employers need to consider
- Employer case study – insight and impact
- Time for networking and Q&As
Each event will be chaired by Deborah Garlick and her experienced team, now in their 7th year supporting employers – large and small – public and private sector. All attendees will leave the event with genuinely helpful resources to enable them put into action what they have learnt.
Booking a place
To see the list of roadshow venues and dates and to book your place visit Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace Events | Eventbrite
Tickets cost £75 + VAT per person with all profit from the events donated to menopause charities and to finance vital menopause research.