Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the workforce, and most will go through the menopause transition during their working lives.

For every ten women experiencing menopausal symptoms, six say it has a negative impact on their work. With the right support, there’s no need for women to press pause on their career during this natural transition. But many women will continue to suffer in silence unless we break the taboo and start talking openly about the menopause at work.

Why this matters to the CIPD

Our purpose is to champion better work and working lives - we believe work can and should be a force for good. It should benefit workers, the organisations they work for, and the communities and societies they live in. This starts with valuing people – both our contribution to business success and our fundamental right to lead a fulfilling and healthy working life.