JLL Gender Balance Group host ‘Menopause in the UK workplace’ 

Private and public sector experts share best-practice.

To mark Menopause Awareness month, JLL’s Gender Balance Group has hosted a panel discussion exploring the effect of perimenopause and menopause on women’s economic participation and sharing best practice examples of how private and public sector organisations are managing the impact on their workforce.

A key objective of this event was to nurture and develop discussion around the topic, thereby removing any stigma and increasing educated discussion of symptoms and suitable adjustments to support women’s wellbeing and contribution at work.

The one hour session saw incisive contributions from the panel consisting of Professor Matthew Cripps, Member of the UK Government’s Menopause Taskforce, leader of the National Menopause Improvement Programme and Warwick Business School professor, Amanda Lillington, Head of Supermarket Investments & Estates for Sainsbury’s,  Sarah Grove-White, a Creative Wellbeing Practitioner working with staff at Cardiff University and  Blessing Buraimoh, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for JLL Work Dynamics. The discussion was chaired by Deputy Editor Estates Gazette, Tim Burke.

Attendees came away with examples of successful policies, guidelines and support, what the government’s direction of travel is on the subject and how to create a positive working environment in terms of organisational culture, management and building design.

The JLL UK Gender Balance Group is a group of employees committed to ​providing a supportive environment, a sounding board, advice, information and training to ensure all genders are recruited, retained and recognised for their good work, as equals.