Gower College Swansea hosted a menopause-focused roundtable event with government menopause champions and key local employers to discuss Menopause in the Workplace at their Sketty Hall Business School.
The event was chaired by Mims Davies MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Minister for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression) and Helen Tomlinson (Government Menopause Champion, Head of Talent Development - The Adecco Group), alongside Carolyn Harris MP (Welsh Government’s representative for Women’s Health - Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Menopause) and Caroline Nokes MP (Committee Chair at Women and Equalities Select Committee).
The event focused on successful initiatives for supporting menopausal women in the workplace with an emphasis on identifying areas for improvement. Participants discussed organisational challenges in providing menopause support and explored the potential for increased government involvement. Additionally, the event emphasised the importance of fostering closer collaboration between businesses and government to expand and enhance support systems for menopausal women in professional settings.
Gower College Swansea recently was awarded Menopause Friendly Accreditation status.
Read this excellent article by Mims and Helen on The Times - 'Time for business to step up support for employees with menopause'.