Key Points
  • Discover the impact of the menopause on workplace productivity, the gender pay and pension gap
  • Tackling stigma and organisational culture to reduce menopause-related workplace discrimination
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities under the Equality Act and Duty of Care and when to make reasonable adjustments
  • Educating line managers to ensure appropriate support to menopausal women
  • Learn from experts from across the private and public sector on how to plan and implement a menopause policy


Overview
Confirmed Speakers:


  • Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee (Menopause and the Workplace Inquiry Lead)
  • Chaired by: Deborah Garlick, Founder, Henpicked
  • Karen Canner, Chair, Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice * Winner of the MoJ Wellbeing Award for 2020
  • Dr. Heather Currie MBE, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist, Dumfries & Galloway NHS Trust & Clinical Advisor, Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan
  • Emma Clark, Employment Partner, Keystone Law *Law Firm of the Year 2020
  • Theresa Winters, Senior HR Manager - Employee Experience Proposition, Santander UK
  • Amanda-Jane Weir, Head of Staff Engagement, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claire McCartney, Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD


“Three in every five women are negatively affected at work as a result of the menopause. Excluding menopausal women from the workplace is detrimental to our economy, our society and our place on the world stage.”

Rt. Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Committee

Menopausal women are the fastest-growing demographic in the workforce. Join Westminster Insight’s timely Menopause in the Workplace Digital Conference to learn how to build better support provisions and destigmatise the menopause.

Hear from Caroline Nokes MP, chair, Women and Equalities Committee the latest updates from the menopause and workplace inquiry, how to tackle workplace discrimination and implement a national menopause policy. Learn how to create an open door culture and educate line managers on the impacts of menopause to empower women employees to feel confident and share their experiences.

Emma Clark from Keystone Law Firm will share your legal responsibilities as an employer, lessons learned from recent tribunals and when to make reasonable adjustments.

Leading public and private sector organisations such as the Ministry of Justice and Santander will discuss their approaches, including creating guidance to meet individual needs, retain employees and enhance organisational culture.

You will hear an interactive interview from key experts including Dr Heather Currie MBE and Deborah Garlick, learn from first-hand experience on how to create safe spaces for menopausal women to share their experiences.

This half-day event will be broadcast live from our studio in London via an interactive digital platform.


Agenda
Start

08:50 - 09:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Deborah Garlick Director, Menopause in The Workplace

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09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Menopause in the Workplace - Creating Awareness, Promoting Inclusivity, and Addressing Gender Inequality

 
  • Understanding the impacts of the menopause on workplace productivity, pay gap and gender pension gap
  • Considering a national workplace menopause policy to help improve support for women 
  • Implementing a strategic approach to addressing workplace discrimination related to the menopause
09:20 - 09:30 Questions and Discussion 

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Caroline Nokes MP Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

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09:30 - 10:30
Panel Discussion: Changing Culture and Reducing Stigma around the Menopause

 
  • Creating socially aware leaders who can support women experiencing the menopause  
  • Building an open-door culture to enable staff to feel confident talking about their experiences 
  • Providing managers with guidance on confidentiality, disclosure and when to act

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Claire McCartney Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD

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Karen Canner Chair, Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice * Winner of the MoJ Wellbeing Award for 2020

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Theresa Winters Senior HR Manager Employee Experience Proposition, Santander

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10:30 - 11:00
Duty of Care: Making Reasonable Adjustments for Menopause in the Workplace

 
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities under the Equality Act and Duty of Care
  • Developing a risk assessment to help protect your employees and organisation
  • Learning from recent tribunals and how to ensure appropriate support is offered to menopausal women
  • Creating new menopause focused guidelines in the workplace 
10:50 - 11:00 Questions Discussion 

Speakers

Emma Clark Employment Partner, Keystone Law *Law Firm of the Year 2020

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11:00 - 11:15
Break

 

11:15 - 12:00
Best Practice Case Studies: Learning from Trailblazing Menopause Policies from Across the Private and Public Sector

 
Leading private and public sector organisations share their approach to developing menopause at work policies, meeting individual needs and ensuring reasonable adjustments for menopausal women.

11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Amanda-Jane Weir Head of Staff Engagement, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

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12:00 - 12:30
Interview Discussion: Learning from the Experts - Menopause in the Workplace

 
Hear from women on both the good and the bad, to learn how to truly support and implement a menopause policy focused on improving employee experience and organisation culture. 

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Dr Heather Currie MBE Associate Specialist Gynaecologist, Dumfries & Galloway NHS Trust & Clinical Advisor, Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan

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12:30 - 12:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Deborah Garlick Director, Menopause in The Workplace

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End

Speakers

Karen Canner Chair, Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice * Winner of the MoJ Wellbeing Award for 2020

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Caroline Nokes MP Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

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Amanda-Jane Weir Head of Staff Engagement, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

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Claire McCartney Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD

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Emma Clark Employment Partner, Keystone Law *Law Firm of the Year 2020

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Dr Heather Currie MBE Associate Specialist Gynaecologist, Dumfries & Galloway NHS Trust & Clinical Advisor, Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan

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Theresa Winters Senior HR Manager Employee Experience Proposition, Santander

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Deborah Garlick Director, Menopause in The Workplace

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Venue details

Online Event Broadcast Live


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