Women’s health concerns are often overlooked by employers. But with vast female workforces, employers need to be more supportive and proactive on women’s health. The Government is driving the agenda forward via a 10-year Women’s Health Strategy and appointments, with the first ever Women’s Health Ambassador and Menopause Employment Champion. This includes an investment of £1.97 million in workplace support initiatives for women. *
Women have complex and varying health concerns that will manifest throughout their working lives including fertility and IVF treatment, pregnancy, and the menopause. Many women will experience miscarriage or baby loss, and 1 in 7 will develop breast cancer. Gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, and menstrual health can have a major impact on women in the workplace. Women are also more likely to experience stress and anxiety than their male counterparts at work. And there are health impacts linked to violence against women and girls.
The British Standards Institution finds almost a third of women leave the workforce before retirement age due to health, which can culminate in huge cost implications for employers. ** It’s time for employers to take steps to ensure that female workers are supported, have choices, are treated with compassion, and are able to continue working wherever possible.
Women’s health should be incorporated into proactive employee health, mental health and wellbeing strategies. It should be easy for managers to refer staff who need extra support, with available resources for women’s health via Employee Assistance Programmes or corporate healthcare schemes.
At our inaugural Women’s Health at Work event, you will hear directly from the Menopause Employment Champion, Helen Tomlinson. Gain practical guidance from best practice organisations including PWC, Deloitte, Admiral, and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Join us, as we ‘wise up’ on issues affecting women’s health in the workplace including:
- Fertility and IVF
- Menstrual and gynaecological health, including endometriosis
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Mental health and wellbeing of women
- The impacts of violence against women and girls
- Neurodivergence in women
- Breast cancer
Choose to attend in-person or online. Network with colleagues and take the next steps to becoming a truly inclusive employer.
*Department for Health and Social Care Press Release: ‘£1.97 million awarded to support women in the workplace’, Dec 2022
** British Standards Institution, July 2023
- The business case for supporting women’s health in the workplace
- Progress and next steps in the menopause revolution
- Being a period and endometriosis friendly employer
- Creating compassionate workplace cultures that support women’s health
- Understanding your legal duty of care as an employer for women’s health
- Supporting women’s mental health and wellbeing needs at work
- Putting in place reasonable adjustments for IVF and fertility
- Managing pregnancy and maternity in the workplace
Venue Details and Access
In-person – This conference will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London. Attend this full-day event in person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.
Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.