A countess of wessex participated in a round table to support the campaign “Menopause Workplace Pledge”, an initiative of Wellbeing of Women, an institution of which the wife of the Queen’s youngest son became patron this year, and which warns of the negative impact that menopause has on the female employed population.
The campaign calls on employers to support employees going through menopause at work, as it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women in the UK have had to leave their jobs during menopause.
“Women having to leave the workplace because of menopause is tragic”, began by saying Sophie Wessex. “We are fabulous at 40, and even more so at 50, 60, and 70 and we need to celebrate that, maintain opportunities for women”, continued.
“Together we can support thousands of women who are the backbone of our workforce. We can’t let anyone leave the workplace, feel like they need to hide. We have to be able to change that”, said the countess.
Remember that Sophie Wessex became the patron of Wellbeing of Women, an organization dedicated to saving and changing the lives of women, girls and babies through research, education and advocacy, last May.