For employers who care
Putting diversity, inclusion and your colleagues’ wellbeing centre stage demonstrates your dedication to making your organisation a great place to work.
As soon as you join, you’ll be recognised as ‘Committed to being a Menopause Friendly Employer’. Following independent assessment, you’ll receive accreditation as an ‘Accredited Menopause Friendly Employer’.
An independent body supported by the UK’s leading experts
Together we’re working to make every organisation menopause friendly, and we’d love you to join in.
Our ‘Menopause Friendly’ badge and membership helps everyone understand what best practice looks like and makes it easier to achieve it.
Welcome to the world’s first Menopause Friendly Employer Awards
On 22 September 2022, we’ll be celebrating the inspirational employers who’ve committed to changing the way we all think and feel about the menopause.
We’ll recognise employers and individuals who are supporting their colleagues every day, helping them be at their best at work and at home.
More information here
Congratulations to the UK’s first accredited
Menopause Friendly employers
They’re proud to display the badge!
Our panel of independent experts have all had distinguished careers and are passionate about accelerating change in menopause in the workplace best practice.
Professor Brewis is co-author of the Government Equalities Office, Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation.
Putting this work into practice by introducing the first university menopause policy in the UK, and helping employers understand why being menopause friendly is urgent and important.
Professor Jo Brewis
Vanessa is the Founder and CEO of We Are The City and We Are Tech Women.
She is passionate about gender equality and provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent.
Vanessa Vallely OBE
Paul Sesay is the Founder and CEO of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, National Diversity Awards, Excellence in Diversity Awards and The Diversity Group.
With over ten years’ experience within the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion sector, Paul has worked with some of the largest organisations in the world on their diversity and inclusion.
A Non-Executive Director on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Board, Evelyn has extensive People Leadership experience.
She pioneered the introduction of the first menopause policy in Severn Trent in 2017 and has continually encouraged other employers to do the same.
Ex-Chief Constable Sue Fish OBE introduced the first menopause policy into a police force in 2017, during her 30-year policing career.
She’s passionate about menopause and leadership, encouraging all employers to take menopause awareness, education and support seriously.
Susannah Fish OBE
Jog heads the health and care employment team at Mills & Reeve, having specialised in the sector for over 25 years.
She’s passionate about helping employers understand the importance of taking menopause seriously to benefit employees and the organisation.
Anne was the Senior People Lead at HSBC UK Corporate Bank. She was instrumental in recognising the need for menopause awareness, education, and providing support for individuals.
She started the campaign resulting in HSBC UK becoming the UK’s first accredited Menopause Friendly employer.
A recently retired NHS chief nurse, Suzanne is passionate about raising the profile of menopause in the workplace, having created and introduced the comprehensive programme at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust in 2018.
Since then, she’s encouraged other NHS Trusts to take action.
Suzanne Banks CBE
Bernice Allport MBE has worked in the civil service for over 36 years in a number of departments and agencies and is the founder, and former chair of the award-winning Cross Government Menopause Network.
She is passionate about gender equality and women’s health in the workplace, with a firm belief that women can thrive in all stages of their working lives.
Bernice Allport MBE
What does being ‘menopause friendly’ mean?
It means being clear how you support menopause in your workplace, creating an environment where menopause can be talked about easily and putting the right support in place for your colleagues.
Menopausal women are the fastest-growing workplace demographic. The average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, and nearly 8 in 10 are in work. With 3 in 4 experiencing symptoms and as many as 1 in 4 considering leaving work during their menopause, it’s a key area for employer focus.
The benefits to employers
An inclusive workplace and colleague wellbeing are at the heart of menopause in the workplace support. And in turn, this can bring a host of other benefits, including increased productivity, lower absence levels, fewer recruitment costs and a reduced chance of being taken to tribunal.
What employers can do
Join the inspirational organisations who are taking action. Our roadmaps, workshops and resources can take you right through to Menopause Friendly accreditation, demonstrating your commitment to providing the right awareness, education
If you already believe you’re a menopause friendly employer, our Independent Panel can assess you for Menopause Friendly accreditation.
Read on for up-to-date articles on news, views, case studies and research.
Join in today
Fast becoming the most sought-after accreditation.
Join in today to start or continue on your path to being an independently accredited menopause friendly employer.
Our charity partner
We’re proud to support Wellbeing of Women
Becoming an accredited Menopause Friendly employer raises funds for Wellbeing of Women to invest in vital, groundbreaking menopause research. This will help those experiencing the menopause today and for generations to come.
Join in Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge too. We want all employers to be menopause friendly.