Women and Menopause in the Workplace



It is proven that organisations with more gender diversity among their leadership see improved performance and competitive gain. This article from the 9th edition of the Armstrong Craven Review highlights how organisations can create a more inclusive culture for female talent by adopting a menopause workplace policy and creating a supportive environment for women.

Global events have recently thrown diversity and inclusion into the spotlight. One crucial element of this discussion is the role of women in the workplace. In senior and leadership roles, it has been highlighted for some time that there is a distinct lack of women on company boards and management teams with 96% of FTSE 350 CEOs being men

Through research, it has been proven that organisations with increased gender diversity show an improved financial return. This article considers why women are still underrepresented in leadership roles and the impact of the menopause.

Menopause is a vital but under-discussed issue for women and their role in the workplace. 83% of women said their menopausal condition affected their work, yet only 28% of companies have a menopause policy in place. In this article, we explore if the lack of policy and understanding of the condition impacts women entering senior-level roles. 

The key focus points in the article are:
  • The current representation of women in leadership positions.
  • The effects of menopause at work include healthcare, symptoms, and its financial impact on the economy. 
  • The importance of a menopause workplace policy and guidance on creating one. 
  • How to create a menopause-friendly workplace to support those struggling with symptoms. 

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Armstrong Craven has over 15 years of experience in supporting businesses with DE&I. Our industry-focused experts carry out in-depth research into the causes of underrepresentation alongside specialist talent-mapping, pipelining, and deconstructed search to help businesses ensure they can attract, hire and retain the scarce and senior talent they need globally.