• Date

    6 Feb 2024 18:00 - 21:00 CET

  • Venue

    Bayle Building, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

How do our changing biological, physical, and mental health needs and experiences impact our working life? How can organisations ensure that everyone feels supported and a sense of belonging throughout these experiences?

Would you like to understand how better we can bring our complex, multi-layered human selves to the places where we work?

Are you eager to get a deeper understanding of how allowing women to be women leads to significant opportunities for organisations?

Join the conversation with Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) during a Masterclass collaboration with PhD researcher, consultant, and activist Maria Carmen Punzi on Tuesday February 6th 2024 at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Our guest speaker will be Emma Russell, an executive coach, guest speaker at the Henley School of Business and facilitator of ‘The Biology of Leadership’.


Maria Carmen Punzi

PhD researcher, consultant, and activist

Emma Russell

Executive coach, researcher and consultant

The life stages we navigate influence our experience of work, our performance and our goals. So why is there so little attention paid to the interplay between our life stages’ experience and our work experience? From hormonal health changes to infertility journeys, from mental health challenges to chronic pain, it is imperative for organisations to be aware of the needs of their employees to create a culture of safety, inclusivity and belonging.

During this Masterclass you will learn about how employees’ needs change throughout their life stages - for example when it comes to menstrual health, (in)fertility journeys, and the effects of hormonal treatments – to better understand why they matter to organisations and what can be done to address them. You will also learn how misunderstood women have been, almost as far back in history as we can go, and why this is a problem for everybody, regardless of sex or gender preference.

This Masterclass is for anyone – regardless of age, gender identity, or life stage – who is interested in learning about how tending to the physical, emotional and mental health needs of all employees creates a safe, inclusive and productive workspace, fosters better employee retention, improves trust and collaboration and increases respect for the different seasons of life.

Anyone who is personally or organisationally interested in how we can better integrate all life stages into a fulfilling and successful career.