It's a topic we don't like to talk about. And yet the menopause affects a significant proportion of our workforce for a significant proportion of their working lives. It's time we started up new conversations, about how the menopause can affect women's lives, and how we can better support them at work.
In this webinar we'll learn how a little practical help, combined with greater awareness and understanding from colleagues, can make a huge difference to a woman's happiness, comfort and in turn her productivity, making the workplace just that little bit more inclusive for everyone. Our speakers will explore the topic in a candid but practical way, with advice for HR professionals, office managers and all team members. They will also touch on relevant aspects of employment law, which can come into play when symptoms of the menopause become sufficiently severe to constitute a "disability".
Confirmed panellists include:
Hannah Barton, HR Manager, Marks & Clerk
Karen Genuardi, Head of People, AA Thornton
Mandy Laurie, partner and employment lawyer, Burness Paull
The discussion will be chaired by IP Inclusive Lead Executive Officer Andrea Brewster OBE.
By way of a taster, you might like to read Mandy Laurie's blog post: "The Menopause: The new protected characteristic?".
This webinar is a joint project between IP Inclusive's Women in IP and IP Ability communities.