KATHY ABERNETHY Menopause spe­cial­ist and ed­u­ca­tor

Woman & Home - - Amazing Women Winners -

Kathy, 56, is a spe­cial­ist nurse and chair of the British Menopause so­ci­ety, ed­u­cat­ing women through work­place aware­ness ses­sions. she also runs menopause study days for GPs and prac­tice nurses. Which woman has in­spired you in your life? a con­sul­tant i’ve worked with for 30 years, Joan pitkin, in­spires me to drive for­ward my ca­reer look­ing after women. What’s your mantra? you reap what you sow, both in the way you treat oth­ers and how you look after your health. What couldn’t you live with­out? my hus­band and three chil­dren. i am a pro­fes­sional woman but my fam­ily has al­ways been my pri­or­ity.

What ad­vice would you give to your younger self? be­lieve in your­self and make time for your fam­ily.

What achieve­ments are you most proud of? most re­cently, my book, Menopause: The One-Stop Guide (pro­file books), which was pub­lished in Jan­uary. how do you feel about win­ning this award? i’m de­lighted to be recog­nised for do­ing a job i’m so pas­sion­ate about. ✢ kathyaber­nethy.com >>

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