Empowering Women AND Businesses to Manage the Menopause

Businesswomen in Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are being invited to hear from one of the UK’s leading nurse experts on the menopause later this month.

It’s the latest event being organised by the Women in Business networking group which supports and encourages inspiring decision-making women.

Consultant Nurse Practitioner Tracey Dennison, who is launching the country’s first clinically-led Menopause Advocacy programme, says understanding the range of issues that emerge during the peri menopause and menopausal years, what’s changing and how this impacts our bodies and minds is massively empowering.

“I see so many women needlessly suffering from symptoms of the menopause without any support or idea of where to get help.  I’m absolutely passionate about educating women regarding symptoms and symptom management.  I am also raising awareness amongst men who might not be aware of how these biological changes are affecting the women in their lives and how they can offer constructive support.”

The event will also hear from employment law specialist Caroline Neadley, a partner from Rollits, who is also Deputy Chair of Women in Business.  Caroline will focus on how managers can support women in the workplace during menopause and the legal issues they need to be aware of. 

Last year, research showed that 10 per cent of women leave their jobs because of menopausal symptoms while many more reduce their hours or pass up promotions.  Caroline Neadley said:

“To fully support employees experiencing menopause symptoms it is essential for managers to appreciate their legal obligations and the arrangements that can be put in place to support employees, including a menopause policy and menopause advocates.  I will be providing an insight into this, as well as giving tips on where to start and practical guidance on implementing a menopause policy.”

The Menopause Support and Training event is taking place on Thursday 30th March between 6pm and 8.30pm in the relaxing surroundings of Drewton’s library on the Drewton Estate, South Cave.  Members and non-members are welcome.  Tickets, which include a buffet supper, are £20 for members and £25 for non-members and are available via Eventbrite.  Spaces are limited so early booking is essential.