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Menopause friendly workspaces

Women spend more than a third of their lives in peri- or post-menopause and an estimated one in four women has serious symptoms—and this is at the time when many are stepping into senior roles.  One in five members of the workforce are affected by menopause, leading to billions of productivity losses.  In a large survey done in the US in menopausal women, nearly 40% of women had taken time off due to perimenopause or menopause symptoms; 71% lost more than 40 hours (one full week) of work time and 30% reported losing more than a month of work time altogether. The impact on the economy is therefore substantial.1  Menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, sleep disturbances, joint aches and cognitive difficulties damage the quality of life for millions of women. A newly published Mayo Clinic study puts numbers on that cost: an estimated $1.8 billion in lost work time per year and $26.6 billion annually when medical expenses are added, in the U.S. alone.

How can we impact change?

Educating leaders and managers about the impact of menopause on employees allows them to provide appropriate support. Not only does this contribute to a positive work atmosphere but has tangible benefits for the organization’s performance and financial bottom line. Organization that enhance employee well-being, productivity and retention by addressing menopause-related challenges, and creating menopause-friendly workspaces ultimately drive improve business outcomes.


NOGAFEM is leading the challenge towards the education, commitment, and implementation of  Menopause-friendly workspaces.


Connect with us to learnhow to transform your compavy to a Menopause Friendly one.


Menopause friendly workspaces
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