21st – 22nd October, 2021

For business leaders stepping into your wisdom years

Get access to the recordings from our two day live festival

You may have missed the live event, but book your ticket before 10pm Monday and you'll get access to every expert interview and panel discussion to empower your midlife journey.

"You have opened a door into the world of menopause which will empower me to navigate through the journey and help me get to the other side a better and stronger version of myself. I have learned so much about hormones, nutrition and style which will help me make good choices. A HUGE thank you for giving me the knowledge I needed to be in charge of my menopause journey."

Individual Ticket

Book today to get your best ticket price - just £30!
30% of ticket proceeds are going to The Hunger Project
Help us smash our £1,000 fundraising goal

Organisation Ticket

Book a ticket for your employees to attend - £195 +VAT
One ticket gives access to anyone in your organisation

Are you ready to embrace your midlife potential?

As many women struggle with stress, often sandwiched between caring for their families and juggling business and professional careers, adrenal fatigue and burnout during their 40’s and 50’s have become all too common.

We’ve seen unprecedented changes to the way that we all work. Even for those of you who already worked from home, you’ve been dealing with the challenges of isolation, endless Zoom calls, children home from school and partners working from home with you. A recent study from LeanIn.org found that women that have full-time jobs have taken on way more housework and caregiving than men during the pandemic; estimated at an extra 20 hours a week, compared to men, on top of their 40+ hour working week.

And that’s not all.

If midlife women don’t already have enough to contend with, the menopause can hit you like a freight train!

If you are already experiencing levels of stress, peri-menopausal symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, raging headaches, aching bones and hot sweats, can slow us down and be incredibly frustrating and exhausting. 

Is it any surprise that this time of our lives is often called a ‘midlife crisis’?

At a time in your life when you may be starting your own business or deciding to become more visible in your professional life, the stress and strain of trying to work within the confines of modern-day expectations, systems and deadlines, whilst on a midlife journey, can adversely affect your health and emotional wellbeing.

Midlife has become a period of time that many women start fighting with, or finding ways, to fix their health. Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing group in the workforce and the average age for the menopause transition is 51, but did you know that it can be quite normal for the peri-menopausal journey to start from your early 40’s?

Let’s stop trying to fix and fight your way through your day, and discover a new rhythm and flow to your business, life and leadership. Whether you are just beginning your 40’s or are already through menopause, join us for this powerful two day festival of conversations and expert interviews.

A two day festival to inspire and empower your midlife journey

There has been an uprising in how menopausal symptoms are being talked; Davina McCall made headlines earlier this year with her recent Channel 4 documentary ‘Sex, Myths and the Menopause’, and there are now dozens of books and podcasts available to help with your menopause education. For it is an education, as we weren’t taught this at school, and it is rare to find that our mothers or grandmothers talked openly about how the menopause affected them.

But we need to do more!

As you transition through the menopause, midlife can be a powerful phase in a woman’s life.

Yes, the symptoms can be downright crippling for some women. But it’s also time to shine the light on the positive effect of midlife and the menopause, and how these can powerfully impact your professional life, and economic and social impact.

This is why, for the second year running, we are bringing you the best menopause experts, as well as leaders from the wellbeing, impact and business leadership professions. We had more than 600 women register for Embrace in 2020, and we know that there are many more women who now want to know how to stop fighting their way through midlife, and embrace midlife and menopause.

Join us and discover how to …

  • Create a new rhythm to your life and change the way you work to flow with you
  • Eat, move and think better for your health and wellbeing
  • Stop fighting your way through life, and allow yourself to step into leadership roles you never thought possible at this time of your life
  • Find ways to flourish and embrace the very natural ageing process

 

If you resonate with any of this, we’d love you to join us for a transformative two days

Here’s what Embrace will give you …

Empower

To give you access to experts and options to how you manage your menopausal journey, health and wellbeing throughout your career in your 40’s, 50’s and beyond.

Inspire

To show you how you can make the changes to the way that you work, show up and make an impact as you transition into your wisdom years.

Connect

Engage and share stories with other women from all walks of life, who are all going through similar journeys in business, life and leadership

When: Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd October 2021

What time: Live sessions will run from 9.30am until 4pm each day
Full agenda will be released shortly

Where: Live streamed to your home or place of work

Get access to the recordings from our two day live festival

You may have missed the live event, but book your ticket before 10pm Monday and you'll get access to every expert interview and panel discussion to empower your midlife journey.

"You have opened a door into the world of menopause which will empower me to navigate through the journey and help me get to the other side a better and stronger version of myself. I have learned so much about hormones, nutrition and style which will help me make good choices. A HUGE thank you for giving me the knowledge I needed to be in charge of my menopause journey."

Individual Ticket

Book today to get your best ticket price - just £30!
30% of ticket proceeds are going to The Hunger Project
Help us smash our £1,000 fundraising goal

Organisation Ticket

Book a ticket for your employees to attend - £195 +VAT
One ticket gives access to anyone in your organisation

Here’s our line up of speakers

Menopause At Work

Julie Dennis, Menopause at work specialist & trainer

Karen Skidmore, Midlife Leadership Coach & Menopause Champion

Danielle Bridges, CEO of ABC Life Support & Mental Health Trainer

Rachel Lankester, founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement

Menopause Support & Wellbeing

Sam Palmer, Menopause Health & Fitness Professional

Le'Nise Brothers, Registered Nutritional Therapist & menstrual health coach

Dr Leah Austin, Founder of London Nutrition Doctor & HRT Advisor

Nicki Williams, Happy Hormones For Life

Linda Stephens, Yoga, Women’s Wellbeing Teacher & Pelvic Floor Specialist

Jackie Lynch, Registered Nutritional Therapist & Author of The Happy Menopause

Midlife Leadership & Impact

Manda Lakhani, Trustee of The Hunger Project

Councillor Jackie Wren, Deputy Chairman of local council

Breeda Bermingham, social entrepreneur & founder of the Midlife Women Rock Project

Heather Jackson, Co-Founder of GEN M & Menopause Campaigner

Helen Reynolds, Body Confidence & Image Consultant

Gail Morgan, Master Image Consultant & Personal Brand

Plus you won’t want to miss the special Menopowerful Women’s Circle that’s happening on Friday, 22nd October

This was one of the highlights of our Embrace festival in 2020! Join our special lunchtime session to meet, engage and have conversations with other women in small, breakout rooms.

 

  • Insightful discussions on how you can redefine work and find ways of working WITH your menopause
  • Share ideas on how to open up the conversation of menopause with your family, business colleagues and team members to allow us to transition with ease and grace (rather than fight or flight!)
  • Explore what you need to enable us all to bring the next level of women up who feel battered and bruised by the menopause, and how your skills and economic impact can grow, as you grow older and wiser

Timings & Event Schedule

Pick & choose which sessions you want to join live. Any that you can’t attend, you will be able to access the recording after the event.

Day One: Thursday 21st October

9.00am to 9.20am - Opening Ceremony

Join Karen Skidmore & Nicki Williams for the opening of the festival

Karen & Nicki are going to set the stage for the next two days with an overview of what's coming, who to look out for and what sessions you won't want to miss. This first session of the day is going to give you what you need to help you make the most of the conversations, connections and the expert interviews happening throughout the three days.

Plus, there's prizes to be won for those live on the call or watching in the Facebook Group!

9.30am to 10.10am

HRT: debunking the myths 

with Dr Leah Austin, GP & Naturopathic Nutritionist

Women should be able to make an informed choice as to whether they wish to take HRT, both in the lead up to and after their menopause and for how long, rather than being told what they are allowed to do. In this incredibly insightful session, Dr Austin will outline what health challenges a woman faces at the menopause and how to manage them. You will hear about the latest science behind HRT; what it is, who is it for, how long you can take it for and why it is not for everyone.

She is going to answer the questions that every women needs to know about HRT:

  • Whether all women should take HRT and is HRT safe
  • Can HRT really slow down the ageing process
  • If you don’t have a uterus, do you need to also take progesterone
  • Is there a time limit to when you should stop HRT and when should you start HRT for maximum benefits

10.30am to 11.10am

Local Politics: Having the time of your life

with Jackie Wren, Councillor & Personal Trainer

This session will give you the motivation, tools and encouragement you need to make the best of a very special time in our lives. We now have experience and knowledge and through challenges gained valuable life skills. that we can share to make a difference in not just our own lives but in the lives of others.

Jackie is going to be sharing how she got involved in local politics when it became apparent to her that the only way to challenge the status quo was to have our own District Councillor. Five years ago, Jackie stood to be a Councillor in Oxted as a candidate for the Oxted and Limpsfield Residents Group. She went on to win with a massive majority. She is now proud to say that they now have 13 Councillors which makes them the majority party, and now run the Council and have Chairpersons on every committee. Jackie is now the Chairman of the Community Services Committee and voted in Deputy Chairman of the Council.

This was a huge achievement for a Council that has been run by a Conservative administration for 30 years, and this year Jackie stood again to defend her seat and won with 76% of the vote; the highest turn out in Tandridge.

Even though she is coming up to age when most people think about retirement. she is thinking about the future and planning ways that she can encourage other women over 40 to enjoy life, take on challenges and strive to be the best version themselves possible, including encouraging many more women to embrace this exciting time and get involved in local politics.

11.30am to 12.10pm

Menopause isn’t just about Oestrogen: Meet your Feisty 4 hormones

with Nicki Williams, Happy Hormones For Life

When we hear about menopause, we often hear about symptoms and issues associated with declining levels of oestrogen, and the pros and cons of HRT. The thing is, the symptoms of menopause can be impacted by many other hormones, and if you don’t address these imbalances, you’re not going to feel 100% even if you’re on HRT.

In this session, Nicki would like to introduce you to your Feisty Four hormones! These four hormones can be the difference between sailing through menopause with no symptoms or having a really tough time. Once you know what they are and how to control them, you can get them all working for you, not against you so that you sail through perimenopause and beyond.

12.30pm to 1.15pm – Panel Discussion

Midlife Fitness: How to exercise, stay strong & lose weight in your 40s & 50s

We are bringing together three heath & fitness professionals to discuss the importance of midlife health education. Many midlife women are either trying to power through their menopausal weight gains, often confused by why they are still gaining weight, or feel so exhausted that they can’t consider regular exercise.

The science has changed since we were taught how to exercise back in the 1980’s & 1990’s; working out to stay skinny and avoiding building muscle. Many women are now resorting to yoga and running to stay fit, but not aware of the need for strength training, pelvic floor conditioning and exercising in flow with your menstrual cycles.

This enlightening discussion will open up your thinking to how you can find the energy to exercise, lose weight and get fit to help prepare your body to stay strong enough as you age.

Linda Stephens

Women’s health yoga teacher, wellbeing coach

Sam Palmer

Menopause Fitness and Lifestyle expert

Le'Nise Brothers

Nutritionist, yoga teacher and menstrual health coach

1.30pm to 2.10pm 

Revolutionising The Menopause – Our collective responsibility

with Heather Jackson, Co-founder of Gen-M

In this insightful session, Heather will discuss her work with GenM and will explore the shocking statistics on the menopause and perimenopause from GenM’s Invisibility Report that underpin their mission. Heather will also explain why the menopause is more than a medical issue, a workplace issue, or a gender issue, but one that affects everybody in society, and will reveal what we can all do to help normalise the conversation around the menopause.

We are going to dive into topics including:

  • Why it’s only now that we are starting to see menopause in the headlines and have these conversations about menopause
  • What are the biggest things that need to change right now for menopausal and perimenopausal women
  • And how brands been been responding to menopause conversations

3.15pm to 4pm – Panel Discussion

Image, style & body confidence: How to feel comfortable and look stylish as a menopausal woman (even with a muffin top!)

If you have ever opened your wardrobe doors and despaired, then you’ll want to join us for this inspirational discussion with Gail & Helen, two of the UK’s top image consultants. There is nothing wrong with your body or the way you look, except perhaps the way you dress. If you don’t feel fabulous and ‘bouncy’ (Helen’s new favourite word for describing how it feels to be wearing outfits that are spot on for your style), you need to rediscover the types of clothes that love you back.

And yes, it is really possible for everyone. Because as you move you though you life, you evolve as a person and your style needs to keep up with you. When your outfits reflect the brilliant woman you are, you stand tall, say yes to more opportunities and lead a bigger, braver life.

What we will be talking about:

  • What clothes &/or fabrics would you recommend when plagued with hot flushes
  • Practical tips to implement in your wardrobe to help you navigate menopausal challenges
  • What clothes, fabrics, and styles to try when your brain is fuddled and your body no longer seems to belong to you!
  • Can you still wear jeans over 50 and should you really feel obliged to dye your grey hair

 

Gail Morgan

Master Image Consultant & Personal Brand

Helen Reynolds

Body Confidence & Image Consultant

Day Two: Friday 22nd October

9.00am to 9.45am 

Ebb & Flow: Redefining productivity & how you approach your working week 

with Karen Skidmore, Midlife leadership & business coach

Our work and life is designed in 24 hour cycles. And yet 50% of the population don’t work this way. Female hormones typically work around a 28 day cycle (our menstruation cycle), whereas male hormones work around a 24 hour cycle. It’s not that women can’t work to a 24 hour clock, but our linear work culture has programmed us to be consistently productive day in, day out, often striving to do more, in less time, and not taking into account our own body’s natural rhythms and hormone cycles.

It’s really easy to see how high our standards have got based on what we think we ‘should’ be doing during our days. And if we don’t already have enough to contend with, the menopause can hit us like a freight train during our midlife.

If you are finding it hard to keep up with life and work, it doesn’t mean you just need to keep your head down and work harder. Or even give up on your dreams and play small! In this insightful session, you are going to discover:

  • how your monthly cycle, hormones and seasons all contribute to your productivity levels throughout the year
  • how to have the time and energy for what matters to you
  • and achieve more in your professional work than you ever thought possible

10.00am to 10.45am 

Menopause at Work: Why the Ground Rules have Changed

with Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Specialist

Menopause is trending. From telecom giants to SMEs, every week seemingly heralds the launch of a new company menopause initiative. Yet nearly a million women have left the workforce due to the impact of menopause.

In this session, we are going to explore what is really going on in the workplace to allow this to happen, discuss whether the rise of celebrity menopause – Davina McCall, Meg Matthews, Louise Minchin – have helped to establish menopause as a mainstream topic in the workplace, and share how you can retain valuable, experience employees by :

• Creating positive behaviours and conversations around menopause at work through 2021 and beyond.
• Ensuring you’re prepared for the outcome of the current government inquiry into the impact of menopause in the workplace.
• Delivering a positive, inclusive learning experience where everyone’s voice is heard and your company is known as a great place to work.

If you’re working in an organisation that hasn’t yet done anything about menopause you can find out what to do to change that today.

11.00am to 11.40am 

How to Have a Happy Menopause – Smart Nutrition to Help You Flourish in Midlife

with Jackie Lynch, Registered Nutritional Therapist & Author of The Happy Menopause

There are so many ways that the right nutrition can help you to have a healthy and happy menopause, and simple changes to your diet can make a world of difference to you and your symptoms. Join this session for some practical, expert advice to support you through the hormonal transition of the menopause.

If you only do one thing to manage menopause symptoms what should it be? What’s the most common mistake women make with their diet during the menopause? What is the impact of stress on menopause symptoms and how can your diet reduce stress? How can diet help with hot flushes? Any tips for managing anxiety and brain fog?

12noon to 12.15pm

The Hunger Project & Unleashed Women

with Manda Lakhani, Trustee of The Hunger Project

Top-down, aid-driven charity models fail to create lasting change in the lives of those in need. To achieve a sustainable solution to hunger, we need to flip that model on its head, and afford those living in hunger access to the education and tools needed to end hunger for good. One of the most effective ways to achieve this and to end hunger for everyone is to empower women.

The menopause is an important life transition and it’s so important to accept it fully and embrace it as a positive change. Your midlife can be a period of replenishment and reflection and as you grow through it, you can become aware of the opportunity to become a powerful women with leadership possibilities and being change in the world.

This is why we’ve partnered with The Hunger Project and their powerful Unleashed Women movement. Join us for a spotlight session with Manda Lakhani, Board Trustee, to learn more how you can use your creativity, leadership and ideas to raise funds that will empower women, and end hunger once and for all.

12.30pm to 2pm – Menopowerful Women’s Circle

Our virtual camp fire gathering

This session is for everyone to be seen and be heard and join our breakout room discussions.

We highly recommend that you attend this lunchtime session.

You will be joining through Zoom meeting (rather than our Zoom Webinar room and Facebook Live Stream) and everyone will have the option to switch on their videos and audio links.

We will be having three break room discussions to enable you to co-create, connect and share resources on how we can as a collective power, educate and inspire more women to embrace midlife and menopause.

Although menopause affects individual women, the ripples are felt by everyone; our children, partners, friends, colleagues, clients and anyone we come into contact with. The more everyone knows about the effects of menopause has on women, the more support we can create for ourselves and the women around us, and thus enable us to secure our place in business, leadership and politics into our 50’s, 60’s and beyond.

2.15pm to 2.50pm

‘It’s all in your head’ – Mental Health and The Menopause

with Danielle Bridge, CEO of Life Support CIC and Mental Health Advocate

The latest statistics from Mind, the mental health charity founded in 1946, tell us that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England , and that 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.

Anxiety and depression is one of many menopausal symptoms that midlife women suffer, but don’t realise how much they are really coping with until it’s too late. And there’s no doubt that the past 18 months has put all of us under significant strain; from managing workload with homeschooling to dealing with isolation, illness and loss. So it was critically important that we had a conversation about the inevitable connection between midlife transition and our mental health, and break down the stigma that often comes with it.

What you will discover during this interview:

  • Why do we not talk about Menopause
  • Does everybody suffer from mental health challenges during the menopause
  • How effective is advice for others from our own lived experience
  • What we can we do to look after our mental health at this time


3.10pm to 3.45pm 

Menopause + ageism + sexism = a fine mess!

with Rachel Lankester, Magnificent Midlife founder and midlife mentor

This session is looking at how attitudes to ageing, and the ageism and sexism we may face, especially at work, can exacerbate our experience of menopause. We are going to explore the wider context for menopause, how we can embrace our older selves and continue to step forward with confidence, not back.

Why do you believe menopause and how we feel about aging are so intertwined? How does ageism show up in the workplace for women? Why is lack of confidence often such an issue around the time of menopause? What can women do to lessen the impact of ageism and sexism on their menopause transition? You’ve been researching menopause experiences in other cultures – what have you found?

4pm to 4.30pm – Closing Ceremony

Join Karen Skidmore & Nicki Williams for our final session of the week

The perfect way to close our festival; join our hosts, Karen & Nicki, for an open discussion on our biggest take-aways, what surprised us and what sessions are worth listening back to again.

We will be inviting you to share your best bits as well as what intentions you intend to make as a result from what you’ve learnt over the past two days.

Working in partnership with The Hunger Project 

Top-down, aid-driven charity models fail to create lasting change in the lives of those in need. To achieve a sustainable solution to hunger, we need to flip that model on its head, and afford those living in hunger access to the education and tools needed to end hunger for good.

One of the most effective ways to achieve this and to end hunger for everyone is to empower women.

Midlife is an important life transition and it’s so important to accept it fully and embrace it as a positive change. Your midlife can be a period of replenishment and reflection and as you grow through it, you can become aware of the opportunity to become a powerful women with leadership possibilities and being change in the world.

This is why we’ve partnered with The Hunger Project and their powerful Unleashed Women movement. A percentage of your ticket price is being invested in The Hunger Project and you’ll have the opportunity to join us for a spotlight session with Manda Lakhani, Board Trustee, to learn more how you can use your creativity, leadership and ideas to raise funds that will empower women, and end hunger once and for all.

Meet Your Hosts For The Festival

Karen Skidmore

Leading the festival is Karen Skidmore, a midlife leadership & business coach with 25+ years’ experience. She is CEO of Karen Skidmore: Business, Life & Leadership who empower women in business in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond to create a new rhythm and flow to their professional lives in order to fulfil their economic and social potential, and increase their level of impact. If you want a simpler way to grow your business, have more time and make a bigger impact, Karen and her team can help.

Today’s fast-paced schedules and work productivity expectations are playing havoc with many women’s adrenal and nervous systems, and midlife burnout has fast become a rite of passage. And Karen knows this from first-hand experience. She has run her own coaching and consulting company since 2004. After an 11-year career with Hays Plc, her children were approaching school age and she realised how much she wanted a more flexible and fulfilling professional career.

But in 2012, struggling with adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances, Karen was burnt out from constantly launching new programmes and marketing campaigns, exasperated by dealing with grief from losing her father to cancer two years previously. She fought with her health; trying to find ways to fix her low energy levels, severe brain fog and aching body, and struggled to keep up with work and family life. After admitting that she had to change the way she was using her body, as well as the way she was working, she begun to realise she had far better outcomes when she started to embrace her menopausal journey.  And it soon became apparent that many of her clients wanted this same change.

 

Nicki Williams

Joining Karen as co-host for the week is Nicki Williams

Nicki is an award-winning nutritionist, author, speaker and women’s health expert.

But she wasn’t always this clued up about her hormones……Far from it!

She struggled in her early 40’s with exhaustion, mood swings, brain fog and stubborn weight gain. And it made her miserable. When her doctor just offered her antidepressants, she got on the phone to her dad, a doctor and hormone specialist, who told her she was in ‘peri-menopause’ – a term she had never heard of and frankly didn’t quite believe. So he ran some hormone tests which showed her hormones were all over the place. Determined to figure out how to feel better, and with dad’s help, she discovered she could turn things around using diet, lifestyle and targeted supplements.

It changed her life (and career!). Now in her 50’s, she’s far from perfect, but she feels great. And she’s on a mission to provide women with the often missing support they need to feel great too.

Nicki Williams

Joining Karen as co-host for the week is Nicki Williams

Nicki is an award-winning nutritionist, author, speaker and women’s health expert.

But she wasn’t always this clued up about her hormones……Far from it!

She struggled in her early 40’s with exhaustion, mood swings, brain fog and stubborn weight gain. And it made her miserable. When her doctor just offered her antidepressants, she got on the phone to her dad, a doctor and hormone specialist, who told her she was in ‘peri-menopause’ – a term she had never heard of and frankly didn’t quite believe. So he ran some hormone tests which showed her hormones were all over the place. Determined to figure out how to feel better, and with dad’s help, she discovered she could turn things around using diet, lifestyle and targeted supplements.

It changed her life (and career!). Now in her 50’s, she’s far from perfect, but she feels great. And she’s on a mission to provide women with the often missing support they need to feel great too.

Alexia Padgham 

Alexia is our Community Manager and runs our events like clockwork.

She has been supporting Karen in her business since 2007 so she knows exactly what our clients and community members need to help them in their business growth journeys.

As well as running our events, she personally welcomes all new members into our Momentum community and ensures you know where to find all the resources available to you. If you need any logistical info for the festival, including timings, joining links and follow up resources, Alexia is the go-to person to reach out to.

Get access to the recordings from our two day live festival

You may have missed the live event, but book your ticket before 10pm Monday and you'll get access to every expert interview and panel discussion to empower your midlife journey.

"You have opened a door into the world of menopause which will empower me to navigate through the journey and help me get to the other side a better and stronger version of myself. I have learned so much about hormones, nutrition and style which will help me make good choices. A HUGE thank you for giving me the knowledge I needed to be in charge of my menopause journey."

Individual Ticket

Book today to get your best ticket price - just £30!
30% of ticket proceeds are going to The Hunger Project
Help us smash our £1,000 fundraising goal

Organisation Ticket

Book a ticket for your employees to attend - £195 +VAT
One ticket gives access to anyone in your organisation

Read what our amazing women said about Embrace in 2020

I loved the positive tone and message of the whole event. It was a safe, kind and generous space with so much wisdom and intelligence. Every women deserves to feel great and be empowered so they really can embrace this fabulous next phase of life. It was brilliant!

Sune

Thank you for the most generous uplifting and insightful festival celebrating and supporting all us wondrous and wise goddesses. I have such deep gratitude for all the wonderful women I listened to, conversed with and met at the festival; a shining example of the many ways we can build connection and community. 
Rebecca

This event has encompassed all that is great and unique about us women as we navigate our middle years. Women supporting and encouraging other women. A lot of the time we just need a little encouragement from another. Onwards and upwards and huge, huge thanks for bringing us this event.

Breeda

Thanks so much for organising this! And I am really looking forward to catching up on the recordings. Wonderful closing for a wonderful event; these things need to be talked about and it is great to see people like yourselves opening the dialogue for so many women in business!

Melanie

It has been a godsend for me after entering surgical menopause the week beforeh and I have managed to get up to speed on all things hormones and HRT in advance of my follow up meeting with my surgeon. I hope she’s ready for my knowledgeable list of questions. I now feel fully prepared!

Emma

Embrace has been so special, and I am looking forward to listening to the sessions I missed. To have all the recordings has been so very helpful. Thank you team Embrace!!! Amazing event.

Linda

The energy was positive, inspiring and reassuring. Everyone involved was so professional too. What a fantastic group of ladies totally kicking midlife! I can’t wait for Embrace 2.0

Janine

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the logistics for the festival?

We are running this event via Zoom and have a delegate welcome pack which has all the information you need to participate fully during the event. You will be able to join the live sessions either in our Zoom room, or engage via the livestream into our Facebook Group. All you need to join us is internet access and a webcam.

Is it an only women event?

Not at all. We welcome both men and women, although, as you can gather from the theme that we will find that it is predominately women who will attend. But don’t get put off by this.

What we need is to fundamentally change the way we all – men and women of all ages – approach business leadership so that we can embrace midlife. And the more everyone understands how menopause can affect the way that we work, the better. 

How will I be able to watch the recordings if I can't make a session live on the day?

All our sessions (with the exception of our Women’s Circle event) will be recorded and, by registering for the festival, you will automatically get access to both the video and audio after the event.

So if you can’t attend any of the expert interviews or panel discussions, you will be able to catch the reply in your own time after the festival.

Can I buy more than one ticket?

Yes, you can. So that everyone gets the right event information and Zoom links on the day, we have set the ticket booking system to allow for one individual ticket order at a time. So if you want to buy a ticket for a friend or work colleague (and why wouldn’t you … want a great gift this would make!), we ask is that you to go through the ticket booking process again, and use their name and email address so we can get your friend or colleague registered and sent all the joining info, too.

How does the Organisation Ticket work?

If you work for a business, charity or social enterprise and you feel there are other women (and men, too!) who would benefit from attending Embrace, then this is the ticket for you. For the price of £195 +VAT, you can invite as many people in your organisation to attend from this one ticket. We will send you full instructions on how to share the ticket within your organisation, and how each person you invite can get registered individually, so that they have all the joining information, event correspondence and access to our Facebook community direct from us. 

If you run your own business, and it’s just you who is attending, you don’t need to buy this ticket. Simply register as an individual and pay the individual ticket price. 

Get access to the recordings from our two day live festival

You may have missed the live event, but book your ticket before 10pm Monday and you'll get access to every expert interview and panel discussion to empower your midlife journey.

"You have opened a door into the world of menopause which will empower me to navigate through the journey and help me get to the other side a better and stronger version of myself. I have learned so much about hormones, nutrition and style which will help me make good choices. A HUGE thank you for giving me the knowledge I needed to be in charge of my menopause journey."

Individual Ticket

Book today to get your best ticket price - just £30!
30% of ticket proceeds are going to The Hunger Project
Help us smash our £1,000 fundraising goal

Organisation Ticket

Book a ticket for your employees to attend - £195 +VAT
One ticket gives access to anyone in your organisation

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