Our Purpose: To enable women to live their best lives
This means enabling the inclusion and equity of women at all ages and stages of their lives; not writing them off because they are experiencing a challenging - and temporary - natural life-stage transition, such as menopause!
If women are enabled to live their best lives, this positively affects our entire society, all genders included!
What Power Pause Can Offer You
What is Power Pause?
Power Pause is a learning and development organisation and workplace DEI policy consultancy.
It was created to help retain talented women - and enable a higher proportion of women in leadership and essential (all) roles - by addressing the general lack of workplace support in New Zealand for women temporarily affected by symptoms of menopause.
Power Pause helps women and their work colleagues, friends and family members to identify and explore ways to manage peri-menopause symptoms and to maintain their unique ‘power’ through what is, ultimately, a liberating life stage.
Largely regarded as one of the last ‘taboo’ subjects in the wellbeing stable, most people are uncomfortable asking or talking about menopause, even though it affects about half of our population directly, and many more indirectly.
This doesn’t mean employers don’t care about their people; it usually means that many employers and employees, leaders and team members, are simply unaware of the detrimental effects that menopause symptoms can have, if left unsupported.
As menopause has always been such a tricky subject to identify and discuss, most people simply don’t know how to offer and give their support.
Many women are unaware they are in peri-menopause and think the symptoms are stress-related, caused by their busy lives.
All women will experience menopause some day and, as a transitional life stage, like puberty, menopause passes.
However, far too many talented, experienced, successful women give up their jobs during this life stage because they find it too difficult to manage the effects that symptoms are having on their daily lives, as they juggle work, family and social demands through this natural, temporary, transition.
This situation can lead to a talent-drain of qualified women in leadership positions, or who are ready to be promoted into more senior roles on executive teams and/or Boards.
Worryingly, many ‘essential workers’ in sectors such as academia and healthcare, resign during this life stage, blaming a 'lack of workplace support'. This has been reported as having a widespread detrimental effect in some countries during the recent Global pandemic.
Given the significant investment that many workplaces make to develop a balanced leadership talent pipeline, it’s a travesty that so many talented women leave jobs that they loved, because they are temporarily affected by menopause symptoms and feel unsupported by their employers.
Power Pause can help all types of organisations to retain their talented women, by normalising the menopause conversation and providing practical workplace awareness training and employment policy development.
If you are a progressive employer, or a desperate employee, who wants support, then please contact us now!
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