‘Words Escape Me’: How working women experience cognitive menopause symptoms


  • Helen Root




Menopause, career identity, workplace, organisational careers


More women than ever before are working during the menopause transition, yet studying menopause from a career perspective is in its infancy. This study explored how women reporting cognitive menopause symptoms make sense of their experiences in the workplace by linking participants narratives, to the social construction of menopause. Interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to reveal how self-concept can be called into question thus impacting professional identity and career decisions. 


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