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Business Network Briefing: why menopause is a workplace issue

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:30 to 11:30
OUBS Events Team

Mid-life women are the fastest growing group in the UK workforce and have been for at least thirty years. Mid-life is also the time when most women experience menopause. Menopausal symptoms like anxiety, loss of concentration and hot flushes can cause difficulties at work. Work can also make symptoms worse.

This online event will clarify why menopause is a workplace issue and what employers should do in response.

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About the speaker

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Professor Jo Brewis

Professor Jo Brewis is Professor of People and Organisations at The Open University Business School. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and specialises in teaching research methodology, researcher development skills, organisational behaviour, organisation studies and HRM at all levels.

Jo's research interests fall into two broad categories: the first is the intersections between the body, sexuality, gender, emotions, identity, organising and organisations, including publications on menopause transition and women’s economic participation and methodological considerations in organisation studies deploying queer theory. The second is academic practices in organisation studies research, including publications on research ethics and peer review.

Jo is the co-author of the 2017 government report 'The effects of menopause transition on women's economic participation in the UK' and together with academic colleagues Vanessa Beck from the University of Bristol, Andrea Davies from De Montfort University, Sue Fish from StarFish Consulting and Deborah Garlick from Henpicked, she is working to further the menopause in the workplace agenda.