Empowering Leaders and Employees.
Navigating menopause and change with confidence.


Menopause, a natural biological process marking the end of menstruation and fertility in women, brings about significant physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. These changes often impact women’s well-being and professional lives, particularly for women in leadership roles. At Thrive we take a systemic approach to supporting your organisation navigating the menopause, ensuring every employee, despite age and gender, has an awareness of the challenges facing people (women, men, families, and line managers) during this time.

The Impact of Menopause on Employees:

Menopause can have a profound impact on women’s health and professional lives:

Physical Challenges: Symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and sleep disturbances can disrupt women’s sleep patterns and energy levels, affecting their ability to perform effectively in demanding leadership roles.

Emotional Well-being: Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression are common emotional symptoms experienced during menopause. These mood fluctuations can impact women’s confidence, interpersonal relationships, and overall emotional resilience in the workplace.

Cognitive Changes: Studies suggest that menopause may be associated with cognitive changes, including memory lapses and difficulty concentrating. These cognitive challenges can pose additional obstacles for women leaders who rely on their cognitive abilities to make decisions and lead teams effectively.


Compelling Stats:

According to research published in the journal Menopause, up to 60% of women experience menopausal symptoms, with hot flashes and night sweats being the most prevalent. These symptoms can significantly impact women’s quality of life and work performance.

A study conducted by the Harvard Business Review found that women experiencing menopause symptoms reported a decrease in work productivity and an increase in work-related stress. This highlights the importance of addressing menopause-related challenges in the workplace.

Despite the prevalence of menopause in the workforce, only a small percentage of organisations have policies or programs in place to support employees going through this transition. This underscores the need for greater awareness and support for employees during menopause.


Empowering Employees Through Change:

Creating Awareness and Understanding: Organisations can create awareness and understanding about menopause by providing education and resources to leaders and employees. By fostering a culture of empathy and support, organisations can reduce stigma and create a more inclusive work environment for women going through menopause.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Offering flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting, flexible hours, or reduced workloads, can help women manage menopause symptoms while continuing to excel in their roles. Flexibility allows women to prioritise their health and well-being without compromising their professional responsibilities.

Providing Coaching Support: Coaching can play a pivotal role in supporting employees through the menopausal transition. Coaches provide personalised support, guidance, and strategies to help women navigate menopause-related challenges, maintain their confidence, and thrive in their roles.



Menopause is a significant life transition that can present unique challenges for women leaders in the workplace. By creating awareness, offering flexible work arrangements, and providing coaching support, organisations can empower employees to navigate this transition with confidence, resilience, and grace. Together, we can create a workplace culture that values and supports women’s health and well-being at every stage of their careers.

At Thrive, we are committed to empowering employees through all stages of their professional journey, including the menopausal transition. Through personalised coaching and support programs, we help women overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and achieve their full potential in the workplace.

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