NewSupporting people during menopause and midlife: Normalising the conversation and how to become an employer of choice
Just over 11 million women in the UK are between the ages of 40 and 60, which are the key midlife years. This is not a minority issue!
So far in 2021, there have been 43 employee tribunals brought by women who feel they have been unfairly treated in the workplace with menopause cited. Don’t let your organisation become one of them.
One in four women leaves their careers at midlife with the belief they are not supported at work. How much could that cost your organisation? Can you really afford to take the risk?
This half-day session explores the data and stats that affect business and offers practical steps that all organisations can take, quickly, to support everyone at midlife.
Normalising menopause at work can be difficult, how do you start that conversation? We will cover this, and much more so that everyone who attends will feel comfortable about the subject and be enabled to initiate positive change.
Anyone, of any age and any gender who would like to learn more about midlife and how they might support those around them, from a line manager point of view, or a colleague point of view.
Katie Day & Dr Roger Prentis have both been involved in ED&I for well over 30 years in various capacities and have a passion for people. Their aim is to empower individuals to own their journeys through life, and to support organisations to become employers of choice for everyone at midlife.
10:00 - 13:00
Roger started his career in medical research at St Bartholomew's Hospital. His background in mental health led him into consultancy and training, specialising in helping people and organisations to fulfil their potential.Read Bio
Roger started his career in medical research at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and went on to become a computer systems specialist. His background in mental health led him into consultancy and training where he specialises in helping people and organisations to develop their potential. He has worked in the private, public, NGO and charity sectors in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia and has also worked with the UN, various Diplomatic and Educational clients.
Bringing this range of skills and interests together, Roger has become the leading advocate of wellbeing for men at midlife, with a particular focus how they can take control of their lives and create their own positive future.
Roger was a Special Adviser and Chief of Staff in the House of Lords (Upper House of the UK Parliament) for 10 years where he also regularly chaired meetings and arranged events. He is an NLP Master Practitioner and Master Hypnotherapist and uses these skills to help people overcome Post Traumatic Stress.
Katie is one of the leading voices on the menopause. She delivers a suite of programmes to public and private sector clients under the banner of ‘Midlife Matters’.Read Bio
Katie is a leading voice on the menopause, and has many private and public sector clients where she delivers a suite of programmes under the banner of ‘Midlife Matters’. She works closely with the NHS and a number of Trusts around the UK on the menopause. She is an Associate of the British Menopause Society and works in close collaboration with leading clinical partners in Harley Street and UCLH.
Katie also runs leadership development programmes for women, together with leadership, communication, team building and resilience courses for everyone.
She has written two books on women in business and appears regularly ad a key-note speaker at global conferences. She gave a TEDx talk in 2019 – The Roar of the Menopause.
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