Women in Data, Newson Health and the Balance App are joining forces for a joint initiative, MenopauseX.

This ground-breaking collaboration will provide cutting edge data insights and bridge data gaps that exist here in the UK, and beyond, by including women from minority backgrounds.

Cross collaboration will generate previously non-existent/scarce insights, demonstrate the cost of the menopause to the economy and, in turn, improve the health and wellbeing of menopausal women and trans/non-binary people everywhere.

Women in Data’s research has shown that women are often stepping into roles with greater responsibility and influence during this time in their working life. This career-crucial time can often be impacted by menopause and we know that it is affecting women’s workplace performance, wellbeing and overall effectiveness.

MenopauseX’s insights will be used to improve the health and wellbeing of women the world over. To gain truly valuable intelligence, our project design, resources, contributions, data and interpretation will be inclusive and reflective of society.

The project’s commitment to inclusion will be met by addressing gaps in menopause data, for example women from minority backgrounds and non-binary people. Our collective strategy is designed to support identities that have previously been omitted from research studies, who are often more adversely affected earlier in life and with greater health implications.

The collective of subject matter experts includes:

Women in Data, a highly skilled community that supports and develops the careers of women in data and technology. Women in Data® helps women at all stages of their careers through networking, mentoring, selected partner-backed jobs promotion, and its free-to- attend flagship annual event. Based on evidence that, to accelerate change, awareness needs to be generated among younger age groups, Girls in Data was launched at the BBC in 2020. Women in Data® has attracted the support of Data luminaries and organisations committed to inclusion and diversity. To increase the number of visible female role models, Women in Data® launched the prestigious annual promotion Twenty in Data and Technology, which is entering its fifth year.

Newson Health logoNewson Health Research and Education, a not-for-profit centre of excellence dedicated to the perimenopause and menopause, that provides healthcare professionals, training and knowledge about treatment options for the menopause including the safe prescribing of HRT.

Balance logoThe Balance App, a free award-winning menopause support app with the ambition to make menopause support inclusive and accessible to all. The app has already supported hundreds of thousands of women worldwide to share their insights and experience, track their symptoms, and access expert help, diagnosis and treatment.