Women in Business Networking Lunch – tickets now available
Last year the government launched the first Women’s Health Strategy for England due to the gender health gap.
Despite making up 50% of the population, women’s health is massively underfunded with reports saying less than 2.5% of publicly funded research is dedicated to reproductive health. There is five times more research into erectile dysfunction, however, which affects 19% of men, than into premenstrual syndrome, which affects 90% of women.
At TheBusinessDesk.com, we would like to provide companies with effective strategies on how they can support their female employees across a range of health issues such as menopause, endometriosis and fertility issues.
Joining us at Zen Metro, Birmingham at midday on Wednesday 27th April are;
- Deborah Garlick – Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace
- Sophie Richards – The EndoSpectrum
- Claire Ingle – Fertility Matters at Work
We hope to open the conversation about women’s health in the workplace, raise awareness and help to lead policy development at this exclusive networking lunch.
Women over 50 represent the fastest-growing section of the workforce, but one in four have left jobs due to feeling unwell as a result of the menopause.
One in 10 women will suffer from endometriosis in their lives but on average it takes seven to eight years for women to receive a diagnosis, with 40% of women needing 10 or more GP appointments before being referred to a specialist.
And 60% of employees felt the need to hide the real reason for the time taken off for appointments and fertility-related illness from their workplace.
Join us on Wednesday April 27 to join in the debate about women’s health in the workplace.