Menopause in the workplace

9 October 2023

2 min read

We've collaborated with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, DLA Piper and Women in Banking and Finance to host a free menopause in the workplace webinar on Wednesday, 8 November 2023 from 12 noon to 1pm.

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Gender-inclusive workplaces boost economic participation and help us to tap into valuable skills and talent. Many employees will face the menopause at a critical point in their careers and a lack of support can halt their progression and impact business culture.

This webinar aims to provide help, support and guidance to those experiencing the menopause, their leaders and employers around how to create a more diverse and gender-inclusive culture. By taking the menopause seriously, discussing it openly and putting policies in place to support their employees, businesses can mitigate the potential negative impact of symptoms for their employees and provide support. This will improve job satisfaction and reduce absence through sickness.

Join us where our panel of experts will cover:

  • the business case for providing support
  • specific laws and legal guidance on menopause in the workplace
  • overview of the Menopause Workplace Pledge
  • case law examples dealing with disability, sex and age discrimination and outcomes
  • how to set up and introduce a menopause policy within your business
  • first-hand experience of the menopause and practical tips to cope
  • a Q&A session with our panel of experts.

Break the stigma and keep the conversation going. By educating individuals and leaders we can make a difference. Places are limited, so sign up by 1 November 2023 to secure your place. You will be able to register for the event here or by clicking below.

Please note: To sign up for this event (which will be held online on Zoom) you will be directed to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website.

Register to attend the webinar

Our panel of experts

Catherine Douglas, Chief People and Sustainability Officer at The Co-operative Bank.

With more than 20 years of banking experience, Catherine ensures that values, ethics and people are at the heart of decision-making at the Bank. She is actively involved in diversity and inclusion and is the Executive Sponsor of Elevate, the Bank’s gender network.

Emma Redfern, People Business Partner at The Co-operative Bank.

With 16 years in Human Resources, Emma works closely with the Bank’s executive and leadership teams to focus on their People agenda, developing pragmatic, commercial and colleague-led solutions.

Emma Holt, President at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Emma has practised law for almost 25 years, which has included 10 years in senior management and leadership roles. She joined Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019, where she is Programme Leader for the Global Online MBA and MSc Finance Strategy, and leads the Business Law units at undergraduate level for Accounting and Finance and Banking and Finance.

Emma Mills, Partner at DLA Piper UK LLP.

Emma advises employers across a range of sectors on contentious and non-contentious issues arising from all stages of the employment relationship. A key area of this practice relates to diversity, equity and inclusion. She works with clients to implement programmes to help achieve business aims while navigating the legal landscape and dealing with challenges where they arise.