Be it menopause, maternity leave or imposter syndrome, there are multiple factors at play when we consider women’s wellbeing at work. At 71%, the female employment rate is the highest it’s ever been, with women in the workplace spanning multiple generations, working later in their lives than ever before. The number of working mothers in the UK has also surged in recent years, leading to an influx of women juggling families (or trying to start a family) and careers.
Sadly the gender pay gap tends to penalise rather than celebrate this feat, with reports finding women get a 4% pay cut for each child they have, compared to men who get a 6% pay increase on average. Amongst calls for mandatory ‘menstrual leave’ and ‘menopause policies’, companies need to acknowledge and embrace the vital part women play in the workplace. See our women’s wellbeing at work workshops below to get you started.