7. Antara: Endometriosis at Work

Season #3


Endometriosis affects roughly 10% of reproductive age women and girls globally, and on this episode of The Pyjama Interviews pod, I’m joined by Antara Mascarenhas discussing how she has navigated this diagnosis that so many women experience in the workplace.

She shares her experience and advice on the:

  1. The Diagnostic Odyssey, 
  2. How to talk with your boss about productivity and strategically contributing while working from home.
  3. Leading from the experience of chronic illness. 

It’s a beautiful conversation to share with you.

About Antara

Antara Mascarenhas is an Executive in the energy and climate sectors and is currently a General Manager at Australian Energy Market Operator. She specialises in building and leading teams to deliver strategic outcomes and implementing national energy reforms. She has a Masters in Political Science at the University of Cambridge, England and undergraduate degrees from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University of Wellington.

Antara is an ambassador of Endometriosis Australia and a Board Director of Cambridge Australia Scholarships. Antara is also passionate about inclusion in sport and runs a tennis coaching program for children from diverse cultural backgrounds in inner Melbourne. 

Connect with Antara

LinkedIN: Antaramascarenhas

About Michelle Irving

A pioneer in the Chronic Illness space, Michelle Irving is the founder of Career and Chronic Illness InternationalMichelle has over 15 years experience in Mentoring and Executive Coaching for people navigating their career while living with chronic illness. Career and Chronic Illness programs include extensive, specialised content for authentic conversations about your experience and needs, developing excellent professional boundaries, managing your emotional, mental and physical capacities as well as progressing in your career of choice. Michelle's mentoring and training programs are suitable for people currently working and those returning to work after extended leave.

You can have a career chat Michelle by booking at  at

Connect with Michelle

LinkedIN: Michelle Irving


Instagram: @michelleirvingofficial

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