Gosia Bowling: The role of behavioural science in creating a menopause-friendly workplace

'The key to supporting menopausal women is creating a culture in which conversations are welcomed and expected'

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Gosia Bowling: The role of behavioural science in creating a menopause-friendly workplace

Gosia Bowling, national lead for emotional wellbeing at Nuffield Health, explores how adopting and utilising behavioural science can improve working conditions and mindsets around the menopause.

Research suggests nearly eight out of 10 menopausal women are in work, with many struggling to manage their symptoms in silence at a time when they're likely to be at the top of the career ladder. However, despite the prevalence of menopausal women in the workplace - and the potential for the menopausal transition to significantly disrupt daily tasks - it widely remains an unspoken and unsupported taboo. This is an especially worrying prospect, given 60 percent of the nation's key workers are...

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