Fall in love with Anne Loehr. We did.
When we came across Anne Loehr’s article for Fast Company, “How Menopause Silently Affects 27 Million Women at Work Every Day,” we knew we had to talk with her and share her with you.
Anne’s story isn’t just about dealing with menopause at work, it’s about finding ways to speak up and advocate for change.
According to Anne’s research, 20% of the workforce is dealing with menopause at any given time. Twenty percent are dealing with symptoms like headaches, hot flashes, dizziness, dry eyes (such a treat, when most of us spend at least part of our day staring at a computer screen), general achiness, and exhaustion.
That’s one in five, folks. But the general conversation around the topic sounds like….? *crickets*
There are simple things a business can do to accommodate their menopausal workforce and help them continue to produce at a high level, and yet it’s the rare business that even acknowledges it happens. In our podcast, Anne talks with genneve CEO Jill Angelo about menopause and ageism and how great leadership can make our workplaces more comfortable….for everyone.
Anne is a speaker, writer, consultant, and trainer who helps large organizations make better decisions.
She’s had a fascinating history, including 15 years running hotels and safaris in Kenya, and having come face-to-face with lions, she’s pretty fearless. When well-meaning, professional friends advised her not to write about her menopause experience for fear she’d age herself out of the market, Anne picked up her whip and chair and went for it.
“A Wee Tipple” by Scott Holmes