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“We want all colleagues to feel comfortable seeking support while experiencing and managing menopause.”

Tanuj Kapilashrami, Global Head of Human Resources for Standard Chartered, explains how the bank is working to normalise menopause in the workplace globally.

Standard Chartered, the British banking and financial services company, has signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge as part of its commitment to employee wellbeing.

In 2021, the bank partnered with the Financial Services Skills Commission (FSSC) to release industry-wide research on the impact of menopause on women in financial services.

Standard Chartered is committed to fostering a culture of wellbeing and inclusion for our diverse workforce. We aim to engage all genders in our continued support and progress towards gender equality.

‘Through education, awareness and wellbeing resources, we aim to destigmatise and normalise the topic of menopause in the workplace.’

Information sessions and online courses are available for both employees experiencing menopause as well as those supporting their colleagues or loved ones who may be experiencing menopause.

Upskilling sessions for Employee Resource Groups and Mental Health First Aiders create additional safe spaces and resources for peer-to-peer support. Flexible working policies and workplace adjustments provide opportunities for employees to manage the symptoms of menopause in the best way for their individual needs.

‘At Standard Chartered, we want all colleagues to feel comfortable seeking support while experiencing and managing menopause.’

That’s why we are proud to commit to the Menopause Workplace Pledge.

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

How Standard Chartered is continuing to support colleagues going through the menopause

"Following the 2021 report, we partnered once again with FSSC to conduct a pulse survey and published a report in April 2023 on how firms have fared in rolling out awareness and support activities around menopause.

"In October 2023, we announced we are expanding coverage for menopause within our medical benefits. More than two-thirds of employees will have medical cover for treatment of menopause related symptoms by November, with the global rollout expected to be complete by April 2024.

"Learn more about why menopause matters at Standard Chartered.”

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Menopause Workplace Pledge

Wellbeing for Women is asking employers to follow Standard Chartered’s lead and sign the Menopause Workplace Pledge to support their staff going through the menopause.