Kathryn resigned from a senior executive role because of an unknown challenge that she was totally unprepared for. She was shocked by the debilitating symptoms of menopause, lack of awareness and taboo. As her strengths were inner resilience, perseverance and a bounce back approach, Kathryn pursued answers to questions, beginning with why is a natural transition not on any workplace agenda?
Now a published author, a professional speaker and the founder of menopause training business, the Kathryn Colas Academy and SimplyHormones, menopause support and training is reaching a wider audience across the UK.
The Academy works with, among others: KPMG, Great London Authority, Schools Advisory Service and West Sussex Council.
Angela completed her MSc in Sustainable Business at University of Bath in 2008 with a dissertation on Internal and External Barriers to Women. When she revisited it several years later, she realised menopause didn’t even feature, simply because she was totally unaware of what it meant. Her subsequent research into the impacts on women’s careers and the gender health gap, led to a fantastic working relationship with Kathryn Colas and the completion of two Externally Accredited Menopause Workplace Training Programmes.
Today Angela supports women to start, grow and scale their businesses.
She is Resident Innovation Coach at Oxford University Innovation and serves on the Board at OBN and Chatsworth Schools Group.