The UK Government published the Menopause in the Workplace policy paper in 2022 following a 2021 independent report that recommended comprehensive change and support for those experiencing menopause. To respond to these recommendations, the policy paper included a number of measures to support people experiencing menopause in the workplace. This coincides with the UK Governments’ Menopause Taskforce, who are working to tackle workplace concerns surrounding menopause by improving support measures and tackling discrimination for women in the workplace. In 2021, BUPA research estimated that nearly 1 million in the UK have been forced out of the labour market due to menopausal symptoms, indicating that it has become increasingly clear that there is a robust business case, as well as a moral one, for supporting people experiencing menopause at work.

  • 1 in 3 employers do not feel well equipped to support women going through the menopause at work, according to a 2022 Acas survey
  • In 2021, CIPD research found that for every ten women experiencing menopausal symptoms, 6 said it had a negative impact on their work
  • CIPD also found that only a quarter of women experiencing menopausal symptoms felt comfortable disclosing the reason for their absence to their managers
  • Most symptoms of menopause last around four years, but one in ten women experience them for ten years according to CIPD

Join us at The Menopause in the Workplace Conference 2023 to hear the latest updates and guidance on supporting people experiencing menopause in the workplace, enabling you to develop strategies to improve your organisation’s menopause polices and create a culture free from stigmatisation. You will also learn from best practice case studies addressing key challenges, including securing senior leadership buy-in, engaging with male colleagues and implementing effective reasonable adjustments. You will be able to share your experiences and challenges faced in supporting staff experiencing menopause through networking with senior colleagues, as well as engaging with best practice case studies and share ideas for moving forward.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear high-level keynotes from leading organisations on the latest menopause guidance and advice for HR and management professionals
✓ Case studies showcasing best practice in supporting people experiencing menopause symptoms in the workplace
✓ A wide range of topics including creating an inclusive culture, training initiatives and developing menopause policies
✓  Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues
✓ 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including HR & Employment, and ALL CPD certified

 Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations, The Open University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Menopause and the Workplace: Guidance for Enabling Fulfilling Working Lives

    Jacqui McBurnie, Chair of the Menopause Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Adopting a Whole-Organisation Approach: Developing Successful Menopause Policies and Standards

    • Engaging with staff from a range of backgrounds to ensure inclusive menopause policies and improvements are introduced
    • Key insights into communicating workplace menopause support initiatives and policies with all staff
    • Gaining buy-in from senior leaders to implement menopause support initiatives and promote open communication and discussion
    • Best practice in conducting risk assessments to identify, review and measure the impacts of menopause on employees

    Deborah Garlick, Founder and Director, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Delivering Successful Menopause Services to Create a Supportive Culture for All Employees

    Hilary Todd, Director, Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Service (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges and Sharing Successes in Measuring the Impact of Workplace Menopause Improvements

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in measuring the successes and failures of menopause initiatives in your organisations. You will gain insights from colleagues across the sector and discuss challenges and solutions.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Training Staff to Improve Inclusivity and Support the Wellbeing of People Experiencing Menopause in the Workplace

    Anna Radley, Learning, Development and Performance Manager, University of Greenwich (CONFIRMED)

    Maureen Montague, Executive Officer, Business School, University of Greenwich (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Destigmatising Menopause in the Workplace: Tackling Discrimination and Facilitating Open Conversations

    • Identifying and sharing the current challenges that people experiencing menopause face in the workplace
    • Engaging with staff with lived experience of menopause to inform policies and improvements that further destigmatise menopause at work
    • Upskilling line managers and staff to sensitively manage employees dealing with menopause symptoms
    • Training staff to adopt inclusive language when discussing menopause in the workplace
    • Implementing a Menopause Champion Programme: creating a point of contact for staff to seek support and guidance

    Mandy Baughurst, Learning and Development Advisor, Leicestershire County Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Encouraging Male Allyship: Engaging Male Colleagues in Menopause Initiatives

    • Practical measures to support male staff to understand and address the impact of menopause on their colleagues
    • Changing the perception of menopause in the workplace: adopting creative approaches to normalise conversations around menopause
    • Training male managers to support their employees going through menopause more effectively
    • Forming menopause networks with male and female staff that encourage open discourse and male advocacy

    DI Natalie Beresford, Menopause Action Group Lead, Thames Valley Police (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector: £260.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £260.00+VAT
  • Private Sector: £425.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month