Event Summary

Women have unique health concerns that will manifest throughout their working lives. 37% of women in Scotland report living with a limiting long-term condition or disability and one in ten women suffer from endometriosis. One in three women across the UK will experience a reproductive or gynaecological health problem in their lifetime*. 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer.

Employers across Scotland must do more to recognise women’s health conditions and provide workplace support. In response, our inaugural Women’s Health at Work Scotland Conference is taking place this autumn.

Chaired by Monica Lennon MSP from the Cross Party Group on Women’s Health, the timely conference will cover:

  • Progress and next steps in the menopause revolution
  • Managing hormonal health, reproductive health, IVF and fertility treatment, pregnancy and maternity in the workplace
  • Reasonable adjustments for conditions such as breast cancer and endometriosis
  • Supporting women’s mental health and wellbeing needs at work and providing support when health is impacted by violence

Join us in Central Edinburgh this November for the opportunity to learn from trailblazing women and organisations from across Scotland. We will raise awareness of women’s health conditions at all life stages. Expert speakers will share practical solutions, reasonable adjustments, and appropriate workplace support. Reap the benefits of recognising and supporting women’s wellbeing through a more resilient, engaged, and productive workforce. Retain your female talent!

*Women’s Health Plan: A plan for 2021-2024, The Scottish Government

Key Points

  • Next steps following the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan
  • Raising awareness of women’s hormonal health issues, including menstrual health, fertility challenges and the menopause
  • What the new Flexible Working Bill means for employers and how flexibility can help women to stay in employment
  • Being a period and endometriosis friendly employer
  • Creating a supportive and compassionate workplace culture and embedding effective workplace policies
  • Training line managers to support women who disclose health conditions
  • Reasonable adjustments and understanding of your legal responsibilities as an employer
  • Encouraging greater communication around women’s health issues


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