In this week’s episode, Rachael is talking to Karen Venn, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager at Network Rail about a new project Karen’s spearheading with her colleagues, ‘Everyone’s Guide to Menopause.’
Menopause is still a relatively taboo subject regarding women’s health. The average age menopause is reached is 50, affecting approximately 3.5 million women in the UK. Menopause affects women in different ways. And since we’re now living longer and retiring later, menopause will undoubtedly affect our working lives in some way.
It’s not often spoken about even within personal circles, let alone openly discussing its impact on employees’ wellbeing within the workplace. Not often do we find employers who are proactive in supporting women during this time. Yet, Karen and her team at Network Rail are tackling the subject head on.
Launching the ‘Everyone Matters Guide to Menopause’, along with a short film on the subject, helpful resources and a support group, Network Rail are light years ahead in their approach in ensuring everyone feels supported at work and cultivating an inclusive work environment.
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