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Power Pause in the News

The effect of menopause at work and how to deal with symptoms
Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson on MPowered Women.net (website feature)

Meet the women trying to change how to live and work with menopause - Stuff / Sunday Star Times (article)

Power Pause: the avoidable cost of menopause - National Business Review / NBR (article)

Visible Women: Power Pause - interview by Vanessa Baxter for The Akina Foundation (podcast)

Seeds:  Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson on Understanding Menopause - Interview by Steven Moe (podcast)

New Zealand Menopause Resources

Power Pause - enabling women to live their best lives -
Retaining talented women by providing workplace awareness training & policy advice to support those experiencing the temporary peri/menopause life-stage transition - (website)

Women, midlife, moods and madness: the truth about perimenopause
- Niki Bezzant writes for Stuff.co.nz (article)

Menopause Over Martinis - Sarah Connor has devised a fun way to normalise the menopause conversation and  'break the taboo', by hosting a dinner with friends, family, colleagues - (website)

Breaking the taboo: Women mixing menopause with martinis as a call for change - Profiling Sarah Connor's excellent, inclusive social project to help normalise the menopause transition - RNZ (article)

MenoMe - Natural NZ herbal products for women in peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause - (website)

Lack Of Gender Diversity On NZX50 Uncovered By First-time Investor And HR Professional - Scoop - (article)

TVNZ presenter, Hilary Barry, gets honest about her career, menopause: 'I'm in the prime of life' - NZ Herald (article)

Why we need to talk about menopause - light-hearted, information-loaded feature about menopause in NZ, featuring Dr Bev Lawton - Newshub, The Project (TV video c.6 mins)

The hormone rollercoaster - expert advice provided by Dr Bev Lawton across seven episodes - RNZ (podcast)

Wellington Menopause Clinic - the place to find Dr Bev Lawton! (website)

Australasian Menopause Society - NZ doctors (website)

Menopause A Guide for Every Woman - Dr Beverley Lawton (book)

Menopause can be a battle, but the war is still about the patriarchy - Dr Jane Horan, Ensemble Magazine (article)

Campaigning for Equity in Womens Health in NZ - The Gender Justice Collective (website)

Sexy Ageing - hormonal health, longevity & wellness after 40 - Tracy Minnoch-Nuku (website)

A truly Global Kiwi leader providing unique, powerful Life Coaching - Molly Bedingfield (website)

More About Menopause - Books, Articles, Talks, Policies, Websites


Talking all thing menopause with Dr Louise Newson - Trinny Woodall interviews the 'Yoda of Menopause', the wonderful Dr Louise Newson (YouTube video)

The link between menopause and gender inequity at work - TED talk by Andrea Berchowitz

Breaking the Distance: What do you know about the Menopause? - Kate Usher shares masses of practical wisdom about peri/menopause, symptoms, effects & coping mechanisms - hosted by Tash Thomas (podcast)

How menopause affects the brain - many of the symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory lapses, depression and anxiety -- start in the brain.  Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi talks about the effects of menopausal hormone changes (TED talk, ted.com)


Second Phase - Embracing a life of freedom, wisdom and power - Kate Usher (book)

The New Hot: Taking on the Menopause with Attitude and Style - Meg Matthews (book)

The Art of Blooming Late "...age typically brings wisdom, resilience, humility, self-knowledge, and creativity." - Harvard Business Review (article)

Many Women Exit the Workforce for a Little-Talked About Reason - Bloomberg (article)

‘Sweaty hugs of solidarity’: Melissa Robertson, CEO, Dark Horses - CreativeBrief.com - (article)

How can employers support menopausal women at work? - Property Week (article)

‘Women in midlife are the butt of jokes’: How ignorance around the menopause is driving women out of work - iNews.co.uk (article)

Menopause study to uncover impact on senior women in the City - The Guardian (article)

Menopause at centre of increasing number of UK employment tribunals - The Guardian (article)

A Study of 2.7 Million Startups Found the Ideal Age to Start a Business (and It's Much Older Than You Think) - Inc.com (article)

The Menopause Explained - by Dr Louise Newson & other experts from The Menopause Charity (webinar)

Menopause is something that almost all women go through - so why the silence? - Dr Jen Gunter (article)

Estrogen Matters - Avrum Bluming (book)

Flash Count Diary - Darcey Steinke (book)

Hot Women Rock: how to discover your midlife entrepreneurial mojo- Pat Duckworth (book)

Menopause: Mind the Gap - Pat Duckworth (book)

Menopause: The Change for the Better - Sally Leech (book)

Martinis and Menopause - Kelli Jaecks (book)

Jean Hailes 'Understanding Menopause' - Jane Hailes Foundations (booklet)

Celebs are talking about perimenopause. Are you? - We all know about the menopause, but women are speaking out about the brain fog and mood swings in the phase leading up to it, says Anna Maxted - The Times UK (article)

Michelle Obama opens up about menopause - The Guardian.com (article)

Meg Matthews vs menopause - Meg Matthews - ex-"IT-girl", socialite, best friend of Kate Moss - talks about how she was 'blindsided' by peri-menopausal symptoms of depression, anxiety & fatigue (article)

‘I’m only halfway through my life’: Midlife women are done with being dismissed - The Sydney Morning Herald (article)

'Was I on the scrap heap?' Welcome to the 50-something redundancy club: Eleanor Mills of Noon - The Telegraph (article)

Menopause Symptoms Start Long Before Women Stop Getting Their Periods, New Study Shows - Forbes Magazine (article)

73% Of Women Don’t Treat Their Menopause Symptoms, New Survey Shows - Forbes Magazine (article)

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84% - NewsMedical.net (article)

The Truth About Menopause (Mariella Frostrup) - Now to Love, BBC documentary (TV) 

Ignorance about menopause is destroying lives - and it's not only women who suffer - The Guardian.com (article)

Is Menopause a Taboo in Your Organisation? - Harvard Business Review (article)

Witty, sexual – and menopausal: how reality TV made middle-aged women aspirational - The Guardian.com (article)

Menopause Stories: 'Having come through to the other side, it's like owning myself again'... 'This is me - I know who I am' - Bronwen Parker-Rhodes for The New York Times (video article)


Menopause Policy template - Dark Horses  (open source workplace policy)


MPowered Women - stylish and contemporary, with helpful news, stories and resources (UK)

Menopause Now - very helpful descriptions about menopause symptoms and medical info (USA)

Generation Menopause - a compendium of essential menopause information, news and resources (UK)

Menopause Matters UK - current, medical-based information informing policy change (UK)

My Menopause Doctor - Dr Louise Newson - super-helpful, current, expert medical advice and resources

Noon - Noon believes midlife is the age of opportunity.  Excellent, positive advice - set up by Eleanor Mills (UK)

How to make the most of your menopause - (online magazine) - Natural Health magazine

Health + Her (UK)

Second Phase (UK)

Sixty and Me  (USA)

Australasian Menopause Society  (Aus)

Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace  (UK)

Women of a Certain Stage (UK)

Pause - nothing can prepare you for this - a short story by Mary Ruefle

Ellen Dolgen - (blog)