Imagine that you are a woman at the top of your game. You have worked hard for years and years to prove yourself and climb the ladder. Now in your late forties, you have finally reached the peak of your career. Suddenly, the change comes. You find yourself in discomfort, unable to concentrate at work or make meaningful contributions in meetings. You experience hot flashes, you need to go to the bathroom constantly, you simply cannot perform at the high level demanded by your work anymore. This is the reality for many women in the UK face. What’s worse, 54% of employers offer no support at all for employees going through menopause.
What is the consequence of this? An estimated 900,000 women have quit their jobs due to menopause in the UK.
At Portland Training, we strive to support all our employees at all stages of their career. That’s why we’ve joined the likes of Sainsburys, Channel 4 and EE in signing the menopause workplace pledge. This is a pledge to
We hope this will help us to retain talented employees, and are proud to be part of the sea-change as more and more employers realize the importance of accommodating menopause and its implications for staff.