What is MIPO?
MIPO (Menopause Information Pack for Organizations) Menopause Information Pack for Organizations (MIPO) is a free, open access suite of resources to help workplaces support menopausal transition informed by internationally recognized research.
It was created in 2019 following 6 years of gathering research, compiling international evidence and hearing directly from women in Australia about their experiences of menopausal transition at work.
We are not about inventing the wheel - a number of organizations and advocacy groups have already developed a range of excellent policies and guidelines surrounding menopause, the detail of many of these can be found here. You can also access the existing evidence base surrounding menopause at work by clicking here
Our driving aim behind MIPO is to support all organizations in their journey to making their workplaces supportive and enabling environments for women experiencing menopausal transition. Central to this is the idea of changing minds about changing bodies.
Meet The Team
Professor Gavin Jack is Professor of Management and Director of Research at Monash Business School, Monash University. He has presented on international stages including the World Congress on Menopause and keynoted at the Australasian Menopause Society Conference. As well as a number of visiting positions at New York University and Oxford University (in 2019), Gavin has has held a range of prestigious leadership positions including co-Chair of the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management and Associate Editor of the International Journal Organization.
Professor Kathleen Riach is Professor of Management at Monash Business School, Monash University (Australia) and Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (UK) and Mercator Professorial Fellow at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. As an expert and thought leader in age discrimination and championing older worker participation in the labour force, she has been invited to present her work across the world on international stages including The United Nations and UK Government. Kat regularly contributes to media commentaries including the ABC, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation.
Martha Hickey is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University. Since 2002 Professor Hickey has been a chief investigator on successful competitive grants totalling more than $5 million. In 2006 she was awarded a Clinical Career Development Award by the NHMRC. Professor Hickey continues in active clinical service as a consultant gynaecologist at The Royal Women’s Hospital Professor and runs one of the largest and most effective menopause services in Australia. The clinic sees over 1000 new patients per year.