I stumbled across some shocking statistics recently.
Although nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are in work, 10% of them will leave their jobs due to the menopause.
That’s a lot of women struggling so much, without the right support, who leave their jobs and careers – what a huge loss for them, and also to society and the workplace!
Women in their 40s, 50s and 60s have so much to offer; still a way to go before retirement but with all that wisdom, knowledge and experience built up over the years. What a font of skill and capability; mentors, leaders, the backbone of a company’s support, and role models for younger team members.
59% of women say it has a negative impact on their work; nearly 80% experience hot flushes and/or sweats. Many women will be struggling with disrupted sleep and the tiredness and associated stress that accompanies that.
What many people don’t realise is that these symptoms start with the perimenopause; the period of time that can last years as a woman’s hormones are changing, and that lead to these symptoms. This usually starts between the ages of 45 and 55 for most women.
Do these figures shock you as much as they do me?
I love to start conversations about this; it is something that everyone will be affected by at some point – if you are not a woman who will experience this, then you definitely will be related to, living with or working with women who will!
My Empowered Menopause programme helps women who are going through this; it will improve your sleep, and reduce anxiety and physical symptoms through powerful hypnotherapy and coaching techniques.
Book a free Discovery Call with me, let’s talk about how we can make this better for you!