6 IT’S TIME TO START TALKING ABOUT MENOPAUSE AT WORK

by Jeneva Patterson

Menopause is rarely a topic of open discussion in the workplace—despite the fact that roughly half of the world’s population experiences or will experience this biological transition, which marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and fertility. According to the Society for Endocrinology, a startling one in four women will experience serious menopause symptoms.

Menopause often intersects with a critical career stage. It usually occurs between ages 45 and 55—which is also the age bracket during which women are most likely to move into top leadership positions (technically 53.46 years old for a CEO). Since menopause generally lasts between seven and 14 years, millions ...

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