Loretta Dignam

Expert in Menopause in the Workplace & Menopause Advocate

why book loretta?

  • Loretta is a pioneering voice in breaking the taboo around menopause, emphasising its significance in the workplace and society
  • She has been honoured as Marketer of the Year and was a runner-up for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Image Businesswoman Awards
  • She has developed workplace programs providing awareness, education, and policy support for menopause, including Menopause Friendly Workplace Awards

Biography

Loretta Dignam is an award-winning Marketer of the Year, and a recent Entrepreneur of the Year runner up in the Image Businesswoman Awards. And finalist in the Learning & Development institute awards. She opened the doors to The Menopause Hub, Ireland’s first and only dedicated menopause clinic in December 2018. Loretta is the founder and CEO. The Menopause Hub is a centre of excellence for menopause, with two clinics in Dublin and a third to be opened in Cork.

Loretta is an advocate for menopausal women, smashing the taboo and striving to make menopause mainstream. She has also developed a programme to support organisations with menopause in the workplace awareness & education training, and policy development and has recently launched the Menopause Friendly Workplace Awards in partnership with Great Place to Work.

She has had a lengthy and highly successful career working for many multinational, global businesses including; Mars Inc, Diageo plc, Kerry Group plc Ardagh Group and Jacob Fruitfield, as a senior marketing and communications leader. She has lectured in the UCD Smurfit Business School on their executive MBA and MSc Programmes.

Loretta was on the Board of the Abbey Theatre for 6 years. She chaired their Gender Equality Committee, driving change in gender equality policy across Irish theatre.

Topics

Why Menopause Matters in the Workplace

Loretta shares her own menopause journey, personally and professionally and busts the myths surrounding menopause and perimenopause

In this session you will learn:

  • Why Menopause matters
  • What menopause is
  • Menopause symptoms & impact at work
  • Your responsibility as an employer (health & safety / performance / talent retention & attraction / legislative risk)
  • Best practice for managing menopause in the workplace

Loretta Dignam

Masterclasses

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Why Menopause Matters masterclasses are aimed at 4 distinct audiences

1. Masterclass for all colleagues
2. Masterclass for managers / supervisors
3. Masterclass for HR professionals
4. Masterclass for menopause Champions

In these session you will learn:

  • Why Menopause matters
  • What menopause is
  • Menopause symptoms & treatment options
  • Menopause impact at work
  • Your role as a colleague / managers/ HR professional / menopause Champion
  • Your responsibility as a as a colleague / managers/ HR professional / menopause Champion
  • Reasonable accommodation / reasonable adjustments
  • The role of policy
  • Menopause awards for workplaces
  • Best practice for managing menopause in the workplace

testimonials

“Loretta delivered a fantastic session on the topic of Menopause Awareness in the Workplace which was enlightening and educational. Loretta is a very engaging speaker, and by sharing her own personal story she creates a comfortable environment for others to engage, ask questions and share their thoughts on this topic.”

Maire Keane, Internal Communications and Engagement Specialist, AXA

“The Menopause Talk by the Menopause Hub was one of the highlights of the Resilience and Wellbeing Campaign at DB Schenker UK & Ireland during 2021. We will be developing our menopause support for colleagues further in 2022 as the wellbeing of our colleagues is paramount to our values.”

John Linehan Health, Safety & Environment Officer, DB Schenker

“We invited Loretta to make a webinar presentation to all staff on understanding menopause and the effect this can have in the workplace. Loretta’s presentation “Menopause – a case for change” was excellent – informative, engaging and helpful. It challenged the secrecy and taboo of talking openly about menopause in the workplace.”

Christine O’Kelly, Dublin City University