“Menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic” – Professor Jo Brewis, co-author Government Report on Menopause
In the workplace, women in their 'menopausal window' are often at the peak of their careers. They can be the most experienced, hardworking and powerful members of a team. But three out of five (59%) working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work. Many women are having to take more absences and leave their careers because dealing with symptoms in the workplace is too difficult.
Nimble Elearning has created a new course, Menopause Essentials, to help people become more ‘menopause aware’ and take steps to create a more supportive workplace for those experiencing menopause. This course is useful for everyone, allowing all learners to find out more about the menopause and reflect on how small changes in the workplace environment can enable women to continue working, contributing and fulfilling their potential. Many workplaces have women experiencing menopause in their teams, and supporting them at work benefits those individals and the whole organisation.
"It's amazing that Menopause is finally getting the airspace it deserves. The impact, from my own lived experience, is overwhelming. As a CSM, I get asked whether we have a course on Menopause all the time in recent months, and I'm so glad we’ve been able to launch this course in time for World Menopause Day" – Anya, Customer Success Manager at Nimble
The course covers some of the key physical and psychological symptoms of the menopause while highlighting that menopause can affect different women in different ways. Learners are introduced to case studies to make the content relevant to the workplace, and are invited to think about small changes that can be made to support colleagues experiencing menopause.
“It was important for us to create a course that everyone in the workplace could relate to. A course that helps normalise the conversation and reduces the stigma around menopause” – Rachel and the Learning Design Team at Nimble
Details about the Menopause Essentials course can be found here.