Sundowner - Understanding Menopause in the Workplace

Join us for a Sundowner with Menopause Friendly Australia and AngloGold Ashanti to discover why becoming menopause friendly is important for all Australian employers.

April 18, 2024

2 hours

Time (AWST)


Grace Molloy

CEO of Menopause Friendly Australia.

A commercial health professional, Registered Nurse and ex-Big4 accountant, Grace has worked alongside Australia's pre-eminent medical researchers and global pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovators to advance medical breakthroughs through clinical trials.

Seeing Australian businesses lose experienced leaders early due to menopause symptoms, Grace made it her mission to ensure employers have access to the support they need to help women thrive through this stage of life.

She is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society and the International Menopause Society and recently contributed to the first ever Menopause Roundtable in Parliament Canberra.

Menopause is an inevitable life stage for every woman and 3 in 4 experience symptoms that impact them at work. Still a taboo subject within most Australian workplaces, many women choose to retire early rather than ask for support. Only 3% of Australian workers said they felt supported by their employer through their menopause transition.

Menopause Friendly Australia is a circuit-breaker for companies experiencing the loss of productivity, gender diversity and psychosocial safety associated with the surge in the number of menopausal people in the workplace.

Join us for this Sundowner to learn what employers can do to support staff in the workplace and discover why becoming menopause friendly is important for all Australian employers.

You will also hear from Nicola Thomson, VP People and Capacity at AngloGold Ashanti.
Anglo Gold Ashanti has applied menopause friendly strategies to support their HR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals.

You'll gain insight into:

  • What menopause is – the ages, stages and symptoms
  • How menopause could affect your employees and how to support them
  • Understanding employer’s responsibilities
  • What you can do in your workplace.

Perceptions around menopause in Australian workplaces need to change and UK employers have been taking action for years. There is an ongoing Australian Senate Inquiry into menopause and perimenopause including the awareness, availability and usage of workplace supports.

Becoming a menopause-friendly workplace helps you:

  • Address your gender pay gap
  • Comply with psychosocial hazard legislation
  • Create a workplace free from harassment and discrimination
  • Show your commitment to being an employer of choice for women.

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