Let's talk periods and menopause: International Women's Day 2023

A09 Engineering & Science Learning Centre, hybrid event - online and in person, Online via Microsoft Teams
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Join us for our Central event in this year's International Women's Day celebrations - an exciting interactive session open to staff and students.

This workshop, led by two guest facilitators and experts in this field, will help increase your understanding and awareness of the impact of menstruation and menopause and period poverty, and encourage you to speak up and tackle stigma associated with menstruation and the menopause.

Our speakers include:

Laura Coryton, Director of SexEdMatters

Laura led the petition against tampon tax, gaining 300,000 signatures which ended the “luxury” tax once applied to all period products. She also successfully lobbied the Government to establish the Tampon Tax Fund, which gave almost £100m to female-focused charities across the UK. Finally, her activism is set to change EU tampon tax legislation early next year. Laura is a published author, and wrote ‘Speak Up!’, a campaign guide for rebel girls.

Dr Claire Mann, owner of ChangeXtra

Claire created ChangeXtra in 2021 in response to her peri-menopause experience. It led to the development of a PauseTrack app which monitors menopause symptoms to help users make informed choices for their health. Claire and ChangeXtra has won Ingenuity – Female Entrepreneur of the year, Health Champion of the Year, National Health Impact Entrepreneur, NTU Enterprise, and Engineers in Business Champion of Champions. Claire has been featured on BBC News, Central News, Nottingham TV and in the printed press talking about menopause and health tracking.

For any queries, please contact the EDI Coordinators.