The Power Of Moon Days
Join the movement to create period positivity in the workplace.

Moon Days are a company-wide policy that gives every female employee one day off during her menstrual cycle. Moon Days are meant to accommodate what it innately means to be a woman; to honor what your body goes through each month without shame or stigma.

A study by the National Center for Biomedical Technology Information states that “About 20 to 40% of all girls and women have severe PMS-related problems that affect their daily lives.”

What Are The Benefits?

Puts female health first

No more pushing past the pain or ‘just making it through’ the day. This policy gives female-identifying employees the option to take a half-day or full-day off, work from home, or the flexibility to cancel or reschedule meetings so they can prioritize their health.

Minimizes period shame and stigma

Employees are encouraged to openly communicate how they are feeling without the fear of being shamed for their symptoms.

Education

From debunking period myths to openly sharing experiences, Moon Days create an open and honest environment that allows everyone to learn more about hormones and menstruation.

Creates a healthy and happy workplace

A study revealed that 20% of women suffering from period pain felt that this pain interfered with their daily activities, including work.

 While physical symptoms are important, they say nothing of the various mental health implications that periods can have for many women. This policy aims to support employees so they feel supported and valued.


It’s Time To Start Taking Periods Seriously

Learn about the Moon Days and how to talk to your employer about implementing the policy at your place of employment.

Moon Days: A period policy every employer should consider

How To Talk To Your Employer About Moon Days

Get The Conversation Started

Use the template below to ask your employer to implement Moon Days at your place of work

Dear [insert name of HR Manager],


I’m writing to let you know about a company policy that Your Super successfully implemented in 2020.


It’s called Moon Days, and it’s a company-wide policy that gives every female employee one day off during her menstrual cycle.


Below you will find a simple outline of Your Super’s policy.


Usage of Policy:

Time Off - Employees are given the option to take a half or full day off to address their symptoms.

  • Work From Home - Employees can decide to not be present in the office but are still able to work throughout the day from the comfort of their own home.
  • Flexibility on Meeting Attendance - An employee can skip meetings due to physical discomfort.
  • The employee has the discretion to use the day to accommodate their needs.

I wanted to open a discussion about our company adopting the Moon Balance Policy on a trial basis.


I understand that adopting a new, company-wide policy is no simple task, but I’d be happy to support the implementation of this policy including tracking its impact and getting initial feedback from our team members.


To learn more about this policy, listen to this informative podcast episode. It highlights the benefits of the policy and is packed with education about hormone health.


I hope you will consider implementing this policy at [place of work]. I look forward to receiving your thoughts and feedback.


Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

Dear [insert name of HR Manager],


I’m writing to let you know about a company policy that Your Super successfully implemented in 2020.


It’s called Moon Days, and it’s a company-wide policy that gives every female employee one day off during her menstrual cycle.


Below you will find a simple outline of Your Super’s policy.


Usage of Policy:

Time Off - Employees are given the option to take a half or full day off to address their symptoms.

  • Work From Home - Employees can decide to not be present in the office but are still able to work throughout the day from the comfort of their own home.
  • Flexibility on Meeting Attendance - An employee can skip meetings due to physical discomfort.
  • The employee has the discretion to use the day to accommodate their needs.

I wanted to open a discussion about our company adopting the Moon Balance Policy on a trial basis.


I understand that adopting a new, company-wide policy is no simple task, but I’d be happy to support the implementation of this policy including tracking its impact and getting initial feedback from our team members.


To learn more about this policy, listen to this informative podcast episode. It highlights the benefits of the policy and is packed with education about hormone health.


I hope you will consider implementing this policy at [place of work]. I look forward to receiving your thoughts and feedback.


Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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