What is a Menopositive Workplace?
Knowledge is Power
Understanding what women are experiencing at this point in their lives is immensely important to knowing how to support them. It is also important to understand that each individual woman will have a unique experience and will need different kinds of support. Many of the symptoms of menopause can impact performance or the perception of her performance. The most important thing is that everyone in your organization has an understanding of what menopause is and what the symptoms are that a woman might experience so that bias is eliminated and the confidence that a women can speak with her manager, her colleagues and team is increased. Our trainings provide that knowledge.
Simple Corporate Policies that Work
Accommodations such as providing ice-cold water or making small USB/battery operated desk fans permissible or available can make all the difference in the world for a woman's workplace experience. Other things such as individually negotiated schedule flexibility can also be enormously helpful to the woman who is needing to deal with fatigue due to a sleepless night or an incapacitating migraine. Simple accommodations like this are easy to implement. We would be delighted to engage with your leadership and your HR teams to help design your menopause in the workplace policies.
Support Means Women Don't Feel Alone
Providing opportunities for women to get together in small groups with other women can make it possible for women to learn from and support each other. Also, making individual coaching available to women on an as-needed basis can be critical to ensuring that issues related to menopausal performance problems can be resolved quickly and positively to reduce the possible negative impact on productivity. Our facilitated support structures set up the format for meetings that can then be managed in-house. On-going coaching is available at a reduced rate as part of our programs.