About Pat Duckworth

Hi, I’m Pat Duckworth, the Founder of Smarter Menopause. I am a Women’s Health Strategist specialising in working with businesses and organisations who are committed to supporting women colleagues at menopause

From research and from my experience I understand that when women receive appropriate support in the workplace they are able to work more efficiently and effectively. Women who feel they can speak openly to their managers about what they are experiencing are likely to have less sick absence, better relationships with colleagues and improved morale

That process starts with giving leaders and managers the information and knowledge they need to understand how menopause can affect their female colleagues.

My menopause journey led me to take a very different career path. After over 30 years working in Civil Service at senior management levels, I decided to pursue my interest in complementary approaches to health and well being.

I trained with the Internationally recognised Quest Institute founded by Trevor Silvester. Since then I have worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to take back control of symptoms they are experiencing.

In 2012 I published my first Award-winning book ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions; How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques’.

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I have written three more books on the subject of menopause and midlife:

  • ‘How to Survive Her Menopause; A practical guide to women’s health for men’
  • ‘Cool Recipes for Hot Women; How to eat your way to a healthy menopause.’
  • ‘Hot Women Rock: How to discover your entrepreneurial mojo,’ #1 International Bestseller.

Feedback & Reviews​

Testimonials from previous course attendees will help you to feel more confident about inviting me into your workplace.

‘Very useful sessions which helped me in a variety of ways and helped me to gain a better understanding and perspective on things. I would highly recommend to anyone struggling in any area of their life.”

Mrs LK


‘Very knowledgeable tutor; useful handouts provided, with links to further sources of information; other participants made interesting and insightful contributions.’


Cambridge 2020

‘Extremely helpful, Pat was fabulous and made learning interesting, great bunch of people to learn with. Worked well over computer. Have been able to pass on my knowledge to friends.’


Cambridge 2020

In 2018 I created an online programme, 30 Days to a Smarter Menopause, to provide a holistic approach to the experience of menopause that women can work through at their own pace.

I have delivered workshops for staff and managers in Government Departments including NHS, HMRC and ONS

I am an international public speaker and have spoken at conferences and workshops in India, America, Denmark, Iceland, and Spain. I have written articles for national newspapers and professional magazines. I am a regular guest on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and on health podcasts worldwide.

It is my aim to inspire women to live their best lives regardless of their age.

Pat on stage at WEF 2017 with Dr Harbeen Arora


  • 2017 ALL & WEF Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All
  • 2018 WEF Exceptional Women of Excellence Award
  • 2020 Evolutionary Business Council: Bronze Mentorship Award


Contact me to discuss how I can support you and your organisation.