I really enjoyed the conversations – getting other people’s perspectives and understanding their experiences was really interesting to me. I also felt this helped my own learning. I found the colleague stories incredibly powerful and emotive – I feel each and every one of them are so brave to share their experiences and I sincerely hope they all feel more supported now, as it was clear from each that even more support and education was needed.
It was excellent, really well-paced and resourced, didn’t feel uncomfortable at all despite the stigma surrounding the subject. I will be pushing my team members to attend a course as they will all be affected by Menopause in one way or another in the coming years, and I think completing this now will set them up for these future situations.
I do actually think this should be part of mandatory learning – particularly after learning of some leaders’ responses to colleagues – whilst the majority sound positive, there was one example where the manager clearly did not want to talk to the colleague, and this really bothered me as it didn’t feel acceptable. There are clearly some attitudes/behaviours that still need to be addressed in relation to this topic.
Sarah, Customer Experience Manager