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’.

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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!

Menopause Friendly Employers
Burness Paull
Aster Group
Leicestershire County Council
South Tees NHS Trust, menopause friendly

Our Panel

Our panel of independent experts have all had distinguished careers and are passionate about accelerating change in menopause in the workplace best practice.

Jo Brewis

Professor Jo Brewis

Vanessa Vallely OBE

Vanessa Vallely OBE

Paul Sesay

Paul Sesay

Evelyn Dickey

Evelyn Dickey

Susannah Fish

Susannah Fish OBE

Jog Hundle

Jog Hundle

Anne Bell

Anne Bell

Suzanne Banks

Suzanne Banks CBE

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.

The facts 

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 and support.

If you already believe you’re a menopause friendly employer, our Independent Panel can assess you for Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Latest news

Read on for up-to-date articles on news, views, case studies and research.

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Broadcaster Louise Minchin is set to celebrate the achievements of menopause friendly employers as she hosts the world’s first Menopause Friendly Employer Awards...
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Firms committed to being menopause friendly will be recognised and celebrated at the world’s first Menopause Friendly Employer Awards: powered by HSBC UK, first direct and M&S Bank. 
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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.