Helen Tomlinson

The UK Government's First Menopause Employment Champion

  • Head of Talent Development & Inclusion for The Adecco Group
  • Inspired the implementation of the UK’s first corporate Menopause policy at The Adecco Group
  • Former National Operations Director of Employability & Skills for Seetec, Operations Manager of Office Angels & Operations Director of the Impellam Group
  • 15-Year Career for Kelly Services – roles from Director of Professional Recruitment to Director of Professional & Technical

Helen Tomlinson is a respected businesswoman, who has recently turned her attention to ensuring that women experiencing symptoms of Menopause are supported and empowered in the workplace. Appointed as the Menopause Employment Champion by the UK Government in 2023, Helen is on a mission to empower more inclusive workplaces that prioritise the wellbeing of their staff. Having worked a highly successful corporate career spanning almost three decades, Helen uses her stature in the industry to inspire organisations to become inclusive employers, sharing her industry-leading perspectives on women’s health. When looking for a diversity and inclusion speaker who educates businesses on reaping the benefits of an enlightened approach to EDI, hire Helen Tomlinson today.

Currently working as the Head of Talent Development & Inclusion for The Adecco Group, Helen has long championed gender equality in the workplace. With a deep-rooted passion for equality, Helen successfully inspired the implementation of the UK’s first corporate Menopause policy at The Adecco Group. Before this, Helen enjoyed success in roles such as National Operations Director of Employability & Skills for Seetec, Operations Manager of Office Angels, Operations Director for the Impellam Group and a 15-year career working for Kelly Services performing roles such as Director of Professional & Technical and Director of Professional Recruitment. Forging a respected career spanning recruitment, sales and strategic commercial management, Helen has witnessed first-hand the importance of an inclusive workplace.

In 2023, Helen was appointed as the Menopause Employment Champion, inspired to take her passion for diversity and inclusion to the Government level. In this role, Helen ensures that women feel empowered to continue working, despite experiencing the Menopause, by leveraging principles of education and allyship that in turn create workplace cultural changes. In addition, Helen has also hosted a podcast that discusses the Menopause, emphasising her passion for eliminating the ‘taboo’ status of Menopause. Encouraging open conversations for women who are going through the challenge of experiencing Menopause, Helen is determined to have countless other organisations throughout England, and globally, create strategic policies on Menopause.

With a deep passion for diversity and inclusion, Helen is now highly sought after to speak on her passions as a diversity and inclusion speaker. Enlightening businesses on the benefits of having EDI policies in place, especially regarding women’s health, Helen supports women across all aspects of intersectionality. Delivering thought-provoking speeches to a variety of corporate clients, Helen is spearheading the EDI revolution, ensuring that women feel supported in the workplace through all stages of their lives and careers. When looking for a diversity and inclusion speaker who is especially passionate about women’s health and gender equality, don’t miss your opportunity to hire the UK’s Menopause Employment Champion Helen Tomlinson.

Official Testimonials

Helen Tomlinson is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Helen is professional, positive, driven and motivational… She has a real talent for engaging her team and her positivity is infectious…”

Stewart, Client Service Manager, John Lewis

To enquire about Helen Tomlinson for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@diversity-inclusion-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.