About this Event
Join a panel of business experts for this lunchtime discussion on how businesses can retain their workforces by creating innovative workplaces that work better for those going through the menopause.
Our panel includes Vanessa Beck, associate professor in work and organisation at the University of Bristol, who has researched the social and economic impact of the menopause; Bristol North West’s Labour MP Darren Jones, who, in his former role as chair of the House of Commons Business and Trade Committee, looked at the menopause as a driver of women leaving the workplace; health journalist and co-author of Cracking the Menopause, Alice Smellie; Tamsin Chambers, head of team development at Kinneir Dufort, an organisation that designs products and experiences for a diverse global society; and Lisa Smith, head of people at We The Curious in Bristol.
The panel will also give suggestions of practical measures that can help workplaces support those going through the menopause.
This session is open to all, but will be particularly helpful for those working in HR or those wanting to launch or lead task groups or internal campaigns that change HR practices in the future.
This event is part of our new ticket pricing structure where we ask people to pay what they feel they can afford in accordance with their means. Read about more about it . Read on for the ticket prices for this event.
One free carer ticket can be booked at the same time for a paying disabled visitor. If you need to book more than one, please before booking to arrange.
Pay It Forward £10
The Pay It Forward option enables you to book a ticket above the standard price, and will help to subsidise a ticket for someone who requires the Pay What You Can option. This option is aimed at people who are able to meet their basic needs and would like to help somebody else with the cost of their ticket.
- Is this for me? – I have access to a regular and stable income and I have the means and desire to contribute towards making the event affordable for others and supporting Bristol Ideas.
This recommended price is based on what we’d traditionally charge for a similar event. It helps us make sure that basic costs are covered. This price is aimed at people who are able to meet their basic needs and have enough to live on.
- Is this for me? – I have access to a regular and disposable income, and I can comfortably afford the recommended ticket price.
This option is lower than the standard price. It is subsidised by Bristol Ideas and fellow audience members who have booked at the Pay It Forward rate. This price is aimed at people who could do with support to get by.
- Is this for me? – My access to income is low and unstable and I worry about meeting my basic needs. I would select a concession rate due to my personal circumstances.
- Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
- There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
- Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
- The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
- The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
- There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
- There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.
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Please note we only refund tickets if the event is cancelled. Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Full Terms and Conditions .
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
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