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Winners revealed at menopause friendly employer awards 2023

Now in its second year, the 2023 Menopause Friendly Employer Awards recognise organisations and individuals whose commitment and determination have succeeded in providing support, solutions and resources that normalise menopause in the workplace. Two new categories this year celebrated the work of SMEs and organisations fully embracing diversity and inclusion.

Contributor: Deborah Garlick, CEO - Henpicked | Published: 18 September 2023

Three police forces secure national Menopause Friendly Accreditation

The national, industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Accreditation (MFA) has been awarded to five police forces to date and is testament to their ongoing commitment to promoting awareness, understanding and support of the menopause.

Contributor: Deborah Garlick, CEO - Henpicked | Published: 12 September 2023

Finalists revealed in Menopause Friendly Employer Awards

The industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Employer Awards - powered by headline sponsors HSBC UK, first direct, M&S Bank and Peppy – has named its finalists. This prestigious event will celebrate and recognise excellence among organisations and individuals going above and beyond to support menopause in the workplace. Hosted by broadcaster and menopause champion Louise Minchin and organised by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards comprise 11 categories that recognise organisations, teams and individuals who have successfully changed the lived experience of menopause in the workplace.

Contributor: Deborah Garlick, Founder - | Published: 10 August 2023

Three-quarters of women want action to remove career glass ceiling

Women in the UK are urging politicians and business leaders to take steps that help older women to remain productive in the workforce for longer, as research shows more than half (54%) feel it would be difficult for them to raise issues, including menopause, with their employers.

Contributor: Anne Hayes, Director of Sectors - British Standards Institution | Published: 17 July 2023

Rejected menopause measures do not mean employee rights can be ignored

A senior employment lawyer has warned that sex, age and disability discrimination claims can still be made against employers who do not take adequate steps to support menopausal staff - despite the UK Government dismissing a move to make the menopause a protected characteristic.

Contributor: Kate Wyatt, Partner in Employment Law - Lindsays | Published: 3 February 2023

Ministers reject calls for menopause support

Given that the menopause will impact approximately half of the population at some point in their lives, the majority of whom will be of working age, the decision to bench proposals for menopause support may seem a step backwards in the fight for gender equality.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 2 February 2023