The research is being carried out by the Fawcett Society, UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. It will provide critical insight into the challenges faced by women experiencing the menopause transition at work and how this impacts the talent pipeline across UK’s financial services industry. The findings will identify actions organisations can take to better address the barriers women are experiencing and will also provide practical advice on how employees can be better supported.
According to Government analysis on the effects of menopause on women’s economic participation, menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic.
For many women the point at which they have the opportunity to attain a critical senior management role coincides with the menopause transition:
The research findings will be reported in the Autumn.