Break Through the Stigma: Menopause in the Workplace

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Many working women are simultaneously managing the physical and emotional effects of menopause alongside the demands of their careers — yet this issue is rarely discussed in the workplace. Bank of America, in partnership with the National Menopause Foundation, is championing a broader conversation on menopause in the workplace through groundbreaking research reflecting the voices of women employees, as well as the perspective of male and female HR benefit managers.

This eye-opening report reveals the disparity between how employers view their support of female employees, with how employees actually feel supported. The findings also signal the positive impact menopause-specific benefits can have – both for employees and employers. Key findings include:

  • A positive company culture regarding menopause is cited more than twice as often by employers than women employees
  • 51% of peri- and post-menopausal women report menopause has negatively impacted their work life; 9% say it impacted their career progression
  • There’s a 73-point gap between HR benefit managers (76%) who say they discuss menopause-related issues with employees and female employees (3%) who say they’ve talked about menopause with HR
  • Women with access to menopause benefits are significantly more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work
  • Download the report to review the findings and suggested actions to help support your female employees in bringing their best selves to work.

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