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Menopause in the workplace: tackling the taboo




Speaker: Jo Brewis

To mark Menopause Awareness Day 2019, City will be hosting the event ‘Menopause in the workplace: tackling the taboo’ on Thursday 17 October at 12.00.

Menopause is often regarded as a private, even taboo subject, which has nothing to do with employment. However, employers need to pay careful attention to menopause for a range of demographic, economic, legal and social responsibility reasons.

Guest speaker Professor Jo Brewis will be outlining these cases, as well as identifying some of the effects that menopause symptoms can have on women’s experiences at work and the effects of work on symptoms. This will be followed by an overview of good practice around menopause in organisations.

About the Speaker

Jo Brewis is Professor of People and Organizations at the Open University. She is the co-author of the 2017 government report The effects of menopause transition on women's economic participation in the UK. Jo is currently working with a range of organisations including the Women’s Business Council, the TUC and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust to further menopause in the workplace agenda.

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When and where

12.00pmThursday 17th October 2019

Convocation Suite Centenary Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom