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Tackling The Women’s Health Taboo In The Workplace
In-Person Wednesday 06/14/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Workplaces need to start normalizing taboo topics like menopause & expanding in a broader range of women's health innovations, research & awareness. 

Everyone has an opinion on women's health, but the real question is: how are we showing up to support women across the age spectrum? Women's health is not going anywhere. Speaker will discuss how workplaces encounter 'taboo' topics, and the direct impact they have on the (lacking) healthcare benefits and wellness offerings of employers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore an expanded definition of women's health beyond the bounds of fertility & reproductive health.
  • Why do workplace reports consider the age range of women in the workplace to be between 20-54 y/o yet the health and resources for women across this age spectrum are focused on reproductive years only?
  • The importance of valuing 'menopausal' women, and how to keep one of the fastest growing employee populations (i.e. women over the age of 40) supported, healthy, and in the workforce.
  • How employers can develop better and more adequate healthcare offerings to meet the real needs of their female workforce, including better education, more inclusive health plans, and support groups.

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Alessandra Henderson, Co-Founder & CEO ,
Elektra Health
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Dr. Tina Opie, Advisory Board ,