Not at all. 51% of the population will go through menopause at some point in their lives. Everyone will be impacted in some way.
We know that 75% of women will have symptoms and 25% will have severe symptoms. Menopause can happen at any age and also impacts trans and non-binary colleagues. This has huge implications for employers who need to retain talented colleagues. Menopause awareness enables greater levels of colleague support, positive organisational cultures, retention and promotion of experienced people who are critically important to your business.
Currently, 1 in 10 women leave the workforce during the menopause and this has negative implications for organisational cultures & performance, plus the individuals concerned.
Men are also impacted psychologically by menopause as leaders, colleagues, partners, and sons. Understanding menopause helps challenge stereotypes and equip male colleagues to support those in their work and home lives who are experiencing menopause.