Women flushed out of workforce at their peak thanks to menopause

It is a knock to productivity in the workplace, and some governments and companies are beginning to take note

29 June 2021 - 19:33 By Lizzy Burden

It’s not every day that a FTSE 100 boss tells you about her nightly hot flashes.

But for 45-year-old Liv Garfield, the CEO of British water utility Severn Trent, it’s a way to demystify a natural phenomenon affecting menopausal women – a growing cohort at companies around the world. With menopause driving scores of women out of the workforce each year, addressing it is essential, says Garfield...

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