Mompreneurs® is a group dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering moms in business. I’m a Mompreneurs member and their website features an interview they did with me. My interview with Mompreneurs allowed me to expand on the reasons that I became interested in promoting menopause education:
I was in my mid 40’s when I started experiencing perimenopause… I was irritable, impatient…and…yelling at my kids… One day my older son asked me if I was bipolar. I wasn’t, but that made me seek help. I started looking on the internet. With my training as a pharmacist I knew what a science-based website was supposed to teach but most of what I found was marketing disguised as information.
And why I became an entrepreneur:
I became an entrepreneur so I can run a business according to the needs, values, and expectations of my clients. Doctors have, on average, 8 minutes to talk to their patients, and pharmacists don’t have a lot of time either, nor privacy in the pharmacy, to talk about intimate issues like menopause with women. Menopause education can’t be done in a few minutes in front of a lineup of people. It’s a personal, private matter.
You can read the full interview with Mompreneurs here.
And remember, there’s help, I can help you!
I am a registered pharmacist with over 20 years of professional experience in community pharmacy and drug information in Toronto, and a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). I founded MenopausED to educate and support women in midlife, especially during the menopause transition, to raise awareness about menopause, and to break the menopause taboo.
If you have questions about menopause definitions, or anything else, do not hesitate to ask, email me, or book a free 15-minute call with me.
You can learn more about the WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network here.