About Red Handbag and Miss Menopause
Originally started to help women with confidence issues in the workplace, Red Handbag has grown to help businesses at all levels develop brilliant leaders.
Your success is our success and we believe that you know your business best. However, sometimes you may need an external view to help you with specific issues. We work with you in an open and honest way, to establish the facts. Then provide solutions to best suit your business.
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The Story Behind Miss Menopause
Miss Menopause has been created to fill the void of educational services needed by women and their organisations as they reach menopause.
Most women will tell you that they had “the chat” to teach them what was about to happen to their bodies as they reached puberty. Sadly it is estimated less than 10% of companies across the UK are educating their workforce about menopause and the impact it could have.
So why does it matter?
Since 1971 there has been an ongoing decline in men working full time while the opposite is true of women. It’s estimated that in 15 years’ time the amount of full time working women will equal that of men.
The changes to pensionable age brought about in 2010 also mean more women are working for longer than ever before. This trend is set to continue.
Who is affected?
100% of all women will go through the menopause. Whether they have had children or not, all women will go through this phase in their life. The average age for the menopause is 51 in the UK, however some symptoms may begin many years before and can last up to a decade or more postmenopause too. Mental health issues can often arise due to the menopause.
How might this affect me?
100% of reproducing females will go through the menopause. Whether they have had children or not, all women will go through this phase in their life. The average age for the menopause is 51 in the UK, however
some symptoms may begin many years before and can last up to a decade or more post menopause too. Mental health issues can often arise due to the menopause.
What can be done?
Educate all of your workforce about this subject. There is an opportunity to educate HR departments who may want to review their wellbeing policies. Educate your managers who need to understand where this fits into diversity and how to work with their people. Most importantly to educate your women as to what to expect and how to deal with this time in their life.
If you care about your workforce and you want to get the best from the talent you employ then you need to get in touch…
Menopause Awareness & Training Services
Menopause education for all not just for “women of a certain age”
What I Do
Choose the right one for you. All organisations are different. We will listen to your needs and provide the best solution for you. Not sure what’s right for your organisation? Get in touch to chat about your needs and we’ll put together a bespoke training plan for you.
Sharon MacArthur -Menopause Educator
Miss Menopause is proud to have worked with a range of clients to educate HR Professionals and Managers on how to help support menopausal employees…
Miss Menopause is on a mission to educate employers on the impact of menopause in the workplace and how to support employees.
Sharon MacArthur (aka Miss Menopause) is available for media interviews, to be featured in articles and to talk at events on the topic of menopause.
British Menopause Society Member