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1,500 employers sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge

Our campaign has hit another milestone during Menopause Awareness Month


Over 1,500 employers have now signed our Menopause Workplace Pledge, committing to make a difference for women going through menopause in work.

Recent employers making the pledge include the Department for Education, the Metropolitan Police, Amazon, Puma, Superdrug, NSPCC and Blue Cross. Our campaign, celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, is raising awareness and encouraging employers to support their employees by enabling open and respectful conversations, committing to make workplace adjustments and providing information on the menopause.

Organisations are rolling out menopause policies, training, guidance, workshops and other initiatives to raise awareness and improve support. Over 93% of respondents to our survey say the Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign is driving positive improvements in their workplaces.

At a special event on World Menopause Day, the Metropolitan Police signed the pledge.

Amanda Pearson, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner, said: “I am excited to announce that the Metropolitan Police has signed Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge.

“With our exceptional network of police officers, special constables, community support officers, police staff and volunteers, it is vital that women feel supported and heard in the workplace.”

Software company Civica has introduced a Menopause Affinity Group to create an open, safe and respectful culture for employees, as well as a staff handbook, ‘Menohub’ intranet site and a new menopause policy.

Charlotte Hardie East, Divisional Operations Director at Civica and Chair of the Menopause Affinity Group, said: “People are the heart of Civica, which is why we’re doing all we can to ensure we live up to the commitment we’ve made as part of Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge.

“We are focused on breaking down the stigma, embarrassment and anxiety for everyone and openly recognising that this is a natural life event for women which carries no shame and certainly doesn’t need to be kept secret.” 

Dr Liza Jabbour from Birmingham Business School, which has also signed, said: “We are proud to sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge. The pledge confirms Birmingham Business School’s commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where all students and staff feel respected, supported, and valued."

Wellbeing for Women, in collaboration with Hello! Magazine, is calling on employers to sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge and support their colleagues going through the menopause.

Find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

Supported by Bupa.

Pictured in main photo: Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary Department for Education; David Withey, Chief Executive Officer Education Skills Funding Agency; Emily Simon, Deputy Director AMSD Performance, Operational Policy and Strategy division; Audrey Whelan, Co-Chair of the Department for Education Menopause Network; Fatima Uzzaman, Co-Chair of the Department for Education Menopause Network