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42% of women consider leaving their job due to menopause symptoms. ‘Menopause champions’ can help support employees to manage challenges alongside work commitments, raise concerns or find additional support where required. What other steps can you consider?

Menopause policy – a great starting point to proactively build a more open culture of understanding supporting those affected. You’ll find our menopause policy on Intelligent Employment. 

Training – creating understanding around menopause isn’t just for those who may be affected. Training all colleagues will help them to approach conversations with confidence.

Zero-tolerance – ‘banter’, jibes or inappropriate comments relating to the menopause can be dealt with and supported by menopause champions. A recent case has shown that comments like “must be in her menopause” still exist.

Get in touch if you need our advice or support if you’re thinking of introducing menopause champions. 


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (20 January 2022), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.

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