Thank you to all attendees for your enthusiasm in supporting women in the workplace. We had a fantastic turnout and incredible engagement and response to our Working with the Menopause Live Online Event on World Menopause Day 18 October 2023.

If you missed out on watching live, an event recording from our YouTube is at the bottom of this page.

How can STEM businesses support women who are going through perimenopause and menopause?

This powerful webinar, with speakers from Mission Menopause, explored how to become a menopause aware organisation, why it is so integral to supporting women, and how to be in line with the new BSI Menstruation, Menstrual Health, and Menopause in the Workplace Guide.


Jack Painter

The webinar was hosted by WISE’s Head of Products and Services, Jack Painter, with the following inspirational and informative speakers:


Elissa Dobson, Co-Founder, Mission Menopause

With an impressive 20-year career in healthcare operations management, Elissa Dobson brings a wealth of expertise to the world of menopause in the workplace. Her passion for people and team development is at the heart of her mission. Elissa is dedicated to helping organisations understand and effectively manage menopause, ensuring a more inclusive and productive work environment.

Caroline Walters, Co-Founder, Mission Menopause

Meet Caroline Walters, an accomplished HR management professional with two decades of experience in the fast paced hospitality and retail sector. Caroline excels at bridging the gap between policy guidance and the real-world needs of people. Her corporate background uniquely equips her to shed light on the critical connection between policy and the well-being of your workforce.

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Michelle Bridgwood​, Chartered Fellow CIPD​

Michelle provides HR support to the senior leadership team at COWI in the UK with previous experience of supporting COWI, a global leading engineering consulting group, with their offices in Hong Kong and Singapore (based from the UK).​ Her role involves a strong focus on supporting the business strategy and organisational needs that include leadership development, talent management, driving change including coaching and sparring with leaders at all levels within the organisation.

Watch the Working with the Menopause Event Recording: