Pamela Windle joins the podcast to talk about menopause, at work, for Black women, diversity of experience, the importance of representation and staying curious about big statements about women’s health, especially when those relate to race. Pamela is a women’s health coach and menstruation and menopause consultant for the workplace. She trained with the Integrated Women’s Health Institute and the International Menopause Society. She’s an adviser to the British Standards Institute for the new standard on menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace.
We talk about:
- Menopause and perimenopause in the workplace
- The new BSI standard on menstruation and menopause in the workplace
- Pamela’s personal experiences with perimenopause, challenging societal shame and embarrassment around menstruation and aging
- Emphasizing the diversity of women’s experiences and the importance of self-care
- Scepticism about research on menopause for Black women
- The lack of representation of Black women in medical research
- The importance of including diverse perspectives in medical research
- Still being perimenopausal at 57
- The spread of misinformation about menopause
- Menopause and HRT stigmatization in the UK
- Black women and risk of cancer
- Menopause and hormone imbalance for Black women
Pamela’s website: smarterchange.co.uk
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