Michelle Mitchell’s post on World Menopause Day
19/10/2023 18:16

Michelle Mitchell’s post on World Menopause Day

Michelle Mitchell shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Going through the menopause isn’t easy. At Cancer Research UK (CRUK), I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken to raise awareness, break down the stigma, and talk openly and honestly about what can be an extremely challenging time for women in the workplace.

Our M-Word support group provides colleagues with an opportunity to discuss their experiences and next month we’ll be running an internal event ‘Surviving the menopause in the workplace’. While everyone’s experiences of the menopause are different, I’ve found that talking about it can have a positive impact and would urge others to do the same if they feel comfortable.”

Source: Michelle Mitchell/LinkedIn.

Michelle Mitchell is the first female chief executive of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s leading charitable funder of cancer research. In 2021/22 the charity had an income of £668m, spent £443m on cancer research and had approximately 4,000 staff and over 30,000 volunteers. Before joining Cancer Research UK, Michelle was CEO of the MS Society for five years and a founding member of the Progressive MS Alliance: a global scientific and research joint venture and launched the STOP MS £100m appeal. Prior to that, she was Director General at Age UK, the UK’s largest older people’s charity where she worked for nearly a decade and was at the forefront of national debates on health, care and welfare. Mitchell was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to Older People and the Voluntary Sector. She was named by Cranfield University as one of the 100 Women to Watch in 2018.