Whilst the menopause is a natural transition that half of the population will experience, it is a tragedy that it remains at best a difficult conversation and at its worst, can have life-shattering implications.
There are over 48 physical, emotional and psychological symptoms, but only three of them are well known. The landscape for solutions remains disparate and hard to navigate. But with women beginning to demand more menopause understanding and support from their employers and the brands they use, there is an imperative that needs to be met.
From personal experience coupled with compelling research, Sam Simister with her co-founder Heather Jackson, launched GenM, the menopause partner for brands, in early 2021. From a standing start, the collective is now over 50 members strong including giants such as M&S, The Royal Mail, Co-op, Clipper Logistics, Next, Boots, Holland & Barret as well as smaller organisations such as XX Equals, Hot Tea Mama and A Vogel.
GenM would like to see responsible brands and organisations represented across ALL sectors of industry. As the menopause partner for brands, Sam will highlight the opportunity for organisations to show responsible leadership by joining the Collective, normalising the conversation and driving change for millions.
In this session, Sam will discuss her work with GenM and will explore the shocking statistics on the menopause and perimenopause from GenM’s Invisibility Report that underpin their mission.
Sam will share compelling data from her latest research along with the groundbreaking Invisibility Report, and the rationale behind the rapid success of GenM and will outline her plans and ambitions for its future.