At Diaverum, women make up over 73% of our workforce; 19% are between 45-55 and so are most likely experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Which is why, as part of our commitment to cultivating a True care culture that encircles both our patients and employees, earlier this year we became one of the 48 founding partners of GenM, an organisation dedicated to advancing health literacy and rights advocacy for people experiencing perimenopause and menopause.
It's a wellbeing issue, it’s a productivity issue: it’s a workplace issue.
GenM has already grown to 70 partners and continues to expand, as the menopause becomes an increasingly visible topic with increasing resources to raise awareness and deliver support.
Raising awareness within our organization
With a three-year commitment with GenM we have the opportunity to tap into resources and expertise to support colleagues who are experiencing symptoms and working with those who are. At the same time, we operate in 23 countries and so have the chance to play our part in raising awareness on a more global scale, recognising there are many countries where this topic continues to be something of a taboo.
At the core of this mission, lies a simple objective; to normalise the conversation around perimenopause and menopause, and to pave the way for a working environment in which the women that make up our organisation are comfortable talking about it, know where to go for resources and feel supported.