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The Impact of Menopause on Women at Work: A Guide Conversation

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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Menopause is a life stage that all women, after a certain age, will experience, and their impact on society has significant and far-reaching economic, social, and health care implications. The average age at menopause in the United States is 51, and with 75% of women ages 45 to 54 participating in the U.S. workforce, a significant portion of the labor force will work throughout their menopause transition and for years postmenopause.

The hormonal changes that take place during menopause can result in symptoms that disrupt the day-to-day activities for many individuals, especially while at work. Increases in retirement age and life expectancy are putting a demand on employers to recognize the impact of menopause on women’s health.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) has created a Menopause Preparedness Toolkit to increase awareness about the impacts of menopause on women’s health and Menopause Workplace Resource Guides for Women and Menopause Workplace Resource Guide for Managers to address career-related challenges that women and their coworkers reported EMPACT Menopause Study survey.

SWHR hosted a webinar to discuss these challenges in the workplace and explore strategies that employers and supervisors can implement to improve workplace environments for midlife and postmenopausal women.


March 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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  • Provide an overview of the impacts of menopause on women’s health and the workplace
  • Discuss the importance of creating menopause-friendly workplaces
  • Highlight information and strategies from SWHR’s Menopause Workplace Resource Guides
  • Increase visibility of diverse experiences of women during and after the menopause transition


Claire Gill
Chief Executive Officer, Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation; Founder, National Menopause Foundation
Claire Gill
Chief Executive Officer, Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation; Founder, National Menopause Foundation

Claire Gill joined the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation in January 2013, after a 20+ year career in Public Relations and Marketing for national nonprofit organizations and public relations firms with Fortune 500 clients. During her tenure at BHOF, she has served in various roles, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Mission Officer, and Interim CEO, prior to assuming the full-time CEO role in May 2020.

Claire has led all of BHOF’s consumer and professional education programs. She created and launched BHOF’s “Break Free from Osteoporosis” campaign, which generated hundreds of millions of media impressions from 2013-2016. As chief Mission Officer, Claire created the Healthy Bones, Build Them for LifeTM Patient Registry, a first for the osteoporosis industry. She also helped to launch the National Bone Health Policy Institute and created the Coalition to Strengthen Bone Health, consisting of 14 leading aging, caregiver and bone health patient organizations. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) was previously named the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and changed its name in October of 2021.

In September 2019, Claire founded and launched the National Menopause Foundation to bring about a positive change in how people perceive and experience health at midlife. She now serves as Founder and board member.

Claire is native of New York and graduated from Syracuse University. She now resides in Lorton, VA, with her husband and daughter.

Machelle (Mache) M. Seibel, MD, NCMP
Editor, The Hot Years

Dr. Mache (MAYsh) Seibel (rhymes with Bible) is a 25-year member of the Harvard Medical Faculty, author of the best-selling books, The Estrogen Window and The Estrogen Fix, and Editor of the #1 digital magazine for midlife women The Hot Years. His most recent book is Working Through Menopause: The Impact on Women, Businesses and the Bottom Line. Dr. Seibel is also a founder of Second Bloom Health, an educational platform for midlife women. Before transitioning to focus on menopause, Dr. Mache was a leading expert in infertility who performed some of the first In vitro fertilization successes in the United States. Dr. Mache has published over 200 scientific articles and 17 books for both professionals and consumers, and has received multiple national awards for patient education, research and writing. He is also an award-winning musician. He is board certified in gynecology and reproductive medicine and a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP).   

Alicia A. Grandey, PhD 
Professor, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Alicia A. Grandey, PhD 
Professor, Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Alicia Grandey joined the industrial-organizational psychology program at Penn State in 1999. She has published 65+ articles on emotional labor (e.g., “service with a smile”), workplace mistreatment, and work diversity (age/gender/racial/political), and their implications for both performance and health of service workers. She also co-edited the book Emotional Labor in the 21st Century. Her award-winning research is heavily cited by scholars (24,000+ times) and media (e.g., Harvard Business Review, New Yorker, Reddit, NPR).  She was named Fellow of Association of Psychological Science (APS) and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (SIOP). Dr .Grandey has mentored over 20 doctoral students in her two decades at PSU and received a Psi Chi Honors Society Award for Mentoring and Penn State’s Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.   


Support for this educational program has been provided by Astellas Pharma, Bayer, Nutrafol, and Pfizer. SWHR maintains independence and editorial control over program development, content, and work products.