According to the Standard Chartered and Financial Services Skills Commission report last year, 128,000 women, or 1 in 10 employees, working in the financial services sector are currently going through the menopause.
For a quarter it is the reason they are more likely to retire early. It is therefore clear that by increasing awareness and supporting those going through menopause will help retain and progress key talent at all levels.
The Diversity Project’s mission to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture in the investment and savings profession; such a culture across all levels supports more effective teamwork, gives wider perspectives, better investment decisions, better results for our clients and ultimately more sustainable businesses. The Menopause workstream’s aims and objectives are:
Raise awareness of Menopause and thereby normalise the subject;
Support individuals going through the menopause or with menopausal symptoms through webinars and resources – creating a safe space for individuals to talk and share;
Provide education and resources for Diversity Project member firms and for the wider industry.