20. Lauren Chiren, Educating businesses on the menopause.
Lauren was working in the international financial services sector working with teams around the world. She loved her job and the people she worked with.
However things started to go wrong. She wasn’t sleeping well so would turn up to work fatigued and struggle to remember what it was she was meant to be saying in meetings.
One day she was lucky that a colleague was there to catch her when she fainted. Her boss noticed that things were not quite as they should be and Lauren was able to work from home a little bit but she really did feel like she was losing the plot.
While on holiday with her son in Iceland Lauren slept well and had a lovely time, so much so that her son asked if they could come back when the snow had melted. The last night of their holiday Lauren found herself in floods of tears, she called the doctor.
Unbeknown to her Lauren had gone through the menopause.
As 50% of the population will experience the menopause at some time in their life Lauren decided that more awareness needed to be raised around the subject so that women could face this period of their life with dignity and not be penalised. Lauren now runs training workshops for men and women on what to expect. Lauren has even had men say to her after workshops ‘I think you just saved my marriage.’
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