Menopause comes at a time when women are often at the height of their careers. We’ve spent years working and building experience to get to where they are, then menopause complicates things.

Louise Newson, M.D.,a doctor in the UK who specializes in menopause, has many ideas for how women can make their work environments better to reach even greater heights in their career. Much of it starts with having a conversation with co-workers and managers and making menopause less of a taboo, both at work and outside of work as well.