Kathryn Colas is a hugely respected voice and speaker for women going through the menopause.
Kathryn Colas resigned from a senior executive role in hotel management because of an unknown challenge that she was totally unprepared for. Menopause, the debilitating symptoms, lack of awareness and the dense shroud of taboo were totally unexpected and difficult to accept. As someone who had always relied on her inner resilience, perseverance and bounce back approach, Kathryn decided to pursue answers to all of the questions that simply didn’t make any sense.
Kathryn Colas began to investigate, starting with a series of why’s, including why this natural transition was not on any workplace agenda and why women were simply expected to put up and shut up.
In 2012 she founded her first business, the women’s advice and support service Simply Hormones, and became a sought-after media commentator and public speaker, recognised for her work with NGOs, public and private sector organisations in improving understanding of menopausal symptoms; empowering women with better information while influencing policy and practices in the workplace.
Kathryn Colas became the first and only lay person to be appointed to the medical advisory committee of the British Menopause Society.
Kathryn’s media appearances include the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Breakfast tv and numerous national newspapers and magazines. She is also a member of the executive committee for Wishes – Action and Support for Invisible Illness.
In 2020 Simply Hormones evolved into a menopause training business, the Kathryn Colas Academy
Her keynote speeches include – “How to Survive Menopause Without Losing Your Mind”
Kathryn has supported our employees and clients with expert advice about menopause. She has become a requested guest speaker at our conferences and she is a key driver in supporting staff with their long-term wellbeing and in turn reducing staff absence
— Mandy Gallager - SAS, Notts
Kathryn’s presentation made such an impression on me. I have now become a champion for this message in my own organisation
— Angela, Winipeg Police, Canada