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- Highlight the diversity of experiences for women during the menopause transition and postmenopause
- Discuss the impacts of vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms on women’s health, including medical and lifestyle approaches to managing symptoms and addressing comorbidities
- Explore ways to empower women to improve their quality of care and general wellbeing
Wanda currently serves as the Director of Communications for Guilford County Schools, a position she has held since 2015. Overseeing a staff of seven communications specialists, she is responsible for internal and external communications, media relations, volunteers and community outreach, social media, special event planning for the district and GCSTV, the district’s 24/7 television station. She and her team have won numerous state and national awards and continues to ensure the best communication possible across the district that serves 73,000 students and 10,000 plus employees.
Prior to joining GCS, Wanda worked at her alma mater, Bennett College for more than 20 years, in various capacities including Director of Public Relations and Communications.
My name is Kathleen Hawley and recently I’ve retired from the largest high school in Wyoming where I was an Academic Facilitator.
I have three adult children whom I adore and one grandchild who has stolen my heart.
I’ve enjoyed living in Wyoming for more than 35 years where I share my love, laughter and penchant for traveling with my amazing partner, Mark.
I read, garden, walk every day and currently am trying the art of hand embroidery.
My goals at this stage of life are to stay positive, to remain curious, and to seek self improvement daily.
Nina is founder of Black Women in Menopause. She started this because, as a black woman, she discovered there was a gap for UK black women to connect with each other and have a safe space to share their experiences and support each other.
Nina’s passion stems from her own menopause travels. Nina was discomfited to confess that at 43, she had been diagnosed as peri-menopausal and is now postmenopausal and has been for 3 years. This led Nina on a journey during which she has learned (and continues to learn) so much along the way that she wanted to share her experiences in the hope that other black women would not feel alone. Her aim is to make people more aware of the diversity of menopausal experience across ethnic groups.
Nina has also spoken at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Menopause and has contributed to the APPG Women’s’ Health review Menopause at Work.
Follow her on social media at @blkmenopause on Twitter, @blackwomeninmenopause on Instagram, and Nina Kuypers on LinkedIn.
SWHR’s Menopause Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Astellas Pharma and Roche. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.