Intelligent CXO Issue 14 - Page 25

BUSINESS STRATEGY

Battling menopause in the workplace

The menopause can be a difficult time in a woman ’ s life . Dr Laila Kaikavoosi , Founder and Clinical Director at OMC , tells us more about it , how it affects women in the workplace and how employers can best support their female employees through this period .

In The Annual Menopause Report 2022 , carried out by the Online Menopause Centre , ( OMC ), 48 % of women questioned admitted the menopause / perimenopause had affected their job , with those working in professional roles most severely impacted ( 71 %).

Only 14 % of those questioned discussed their menopause / perimenopause symptoms with their employer . The most common reason for not speaking about it was they didn ’ t think their employer could help ( 29 %). Other factors included not thinking their employer would understand ( 21 %), being embarrassed ( 11 %) or fear of demotion / losing their job ( 6 %).
Needless to say , the menopause is an important topic in the workplace and should be openly discussed . We spoke to Dr Laila Kaikavoosi , Founder and Clinical Director at OMC , for more insight into the menopause , the stigma www . intelligentcxo . com
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