Lucy Stuart shortlisted in the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards


Lucy Stuart, Risk and Assurance Manager at Cadent, has been shortlisted in the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards. 

Lucy has been shortlisted for the Community Award, in recognition of her hard work and determination over the past year, to transform Cadent from a company with no specific Menopausal support, to a menopause leader in our industry. Since volunteering to lead and set-up the Perimenopause and Menopause Support Group, Lucy has created a safe and inclusive environment for conversations, advice, resources, and support around menopause in our workplace.
Lucy Stuart, Risk and Assurance Manager at Cadent said: “I feel very proud to have been shortlisted for the inaugural Menopause Friendly Awards. I’m passionate about supporting others experiencing the menopause, when my menopause journey began, I felt overwhelmed. We spend a lot of time at work, and for me, it was important to start the conversation about how working and being a woman experiencing the menopause could and should feel in the workplace. Whilst the utilities sector, in particular gas, remains a male-dominated working environment, I’m proud that I’ve been able to create a positive change at Cadent, creating an environment that encourages conversation and education about the menopause and women’s health issues, breaking down barriers and overcoming a legacy of challenges.”

“The standard of work and level of activity demonstrated by entrants to the first-ever Menopause Friendly Employer Awards has been really high, says Deborah Garlick, CEO of Henpicked: Menopause in The Workplace. “Individuals can make a big impact on how organisations introduce, implement and support people working through menopause. One person can really influence a work community and Lucy’s work in this area is nothing short of inspirational.

“It was an absolute pleasure to join the independent judging panel as they reviewed each application and to see the passion, dedication and commitment of these inspirational organisations and people to change the lived experience of menopause in their workplace. Not long ago, menopause was so clearly a taboo in the workplace: now we’re preparing to host this prestigious Awards event to celebrate the achievements and progress being made in this area: it’s wonderful!”

Keep everything crossed for Lucy on 22 September, when she will find out if she's been crowned winner at a glittering awards ceremony in London. ​​​​​​​
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