Gender network group

If you would like further details, would like to join the group or would like a chat with a member of the network please email: or

The Gender group is part of an allyship of inclusion groups for staff.  We also have groups for Race Equality, Enable and a Rainbow inclusion group for LGBT+ colleagues and allies.

Find out more about our other staff inclusion groups

We want to create an environment where colleagues feel valued and included thus enabling them with confidence to become more productive and challenge the differences they experience in relation to gender.

The network is a friendly group of people who meet bimonthly and are proud to have made some real progress around women’s health (particularly menopause), continued support for men’s health, gender-neutral spaces at work and the Gender Pay Gap. They are currently working on how we collectively tackle everyday sexism towards any gender.

Airedale’s Gender Network group provides a safe, welcoming space to raise concerns and offer mutual support.

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Menopause Support network

We also have a Menopause support network for anyone to join who wants any information about menopause or perimenopause. The group isn’t limited to women, or people born with ovaries; it includes partners of people going through menopause.  We also have:

  • a dedicated email address for people to ask any questions they may have or share useful information:
  • a menopause library of books, in the Trust library, that people can easily borrow, including Davina McCall’s Menopausing book.
  • a special section on the Trust intranet with lots of useful information and resources.
  • Menopause Cafés and events where people can come along and find out more about menopause and perimenopause, symptoms and how to manage them, how the Trust can support in managing them and how to have conversations with line managers.

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