Research by campaign group
Bloody Good Employers
Campaign group, Bloody Good Employers, found during their research3 that 89% of women surveyed had experienced anxiety or stress in the workplace due to their period yet 33% felt it was more professional not to mention menstrual health to their employer. A quarter reported feeling that time they had taken off due to menstrual health issues had impacted their career progression.
Being open and honest about the issue is the only way to find solutions. We know that our male colleagues would want and expect the same level of understanding and respect for the women in their lives, whether mothers, sisters, friends or partners, as their female co-workers deserve.
Even small changes, made by a thoughtful, supportive employer, could make a huge difference to women’s wellbeing, confidence and ability to work at their best, as well as fostering greater trust and loyalty: