Menopause is the last workplace taboo. Half of the workforce will experience a Menopause, and because no woman lives in a vacuum, the other half will experience it indirectly.
The longevity, continuity, breadth and intensity of impact makes it the most significant wellbeing issue that organisations need to consider. Yet it remains the missing piece of most organisation’s strategy.
The CIPD (UK) is reporting that women aged 50 – 55 are the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce. Menopause is set to be at the centre of the inclusive wellbeing agenda simply because of the breadth of impact on the workforce and the ever-increasing numbers of women within it.
Kate Usher is a Menopause and Relationships Coach. She works with women and those they interact with, to enable them to create a positive narrative and an empathetic environment. She helps equip them to have open and informed conversations at home and in the workplace, to manage their symptoms and to look forward beyond this period into the second phase of their womanhood. Her book ‘Your Second Phase’ is due for publication in March 2020.
Prior to this Kate was a highly accomplished change leader with over 20 years’ experience of leading organisational transformation projects and coaching personal change. She was a Global Change Manager for FTSE 100 companies, managing major corporate transformation projects across multiple disciplines and continents.