Pharmacy Leaders Who Support Women Pharmacist Day!
“As an advocate on behalf of female leaders across all of health care, MJH Life Sciences® is very excited to be a part of #WomenPharmacistDay. It is incredibly encouraging to see the progress made over the past few decades as more women become doctors of pharmacy.
I am proud that MJH Life Sciences® plays an important role in this process by raising awareness and providing education and opportunities. Our portfolio includes Pharmacy Times®, an industry-leading multimedia pharmacy network of community, health system, oncology and specialty pharmacy platforms. Through this reach, we highlight the important role of women in pharmacy while imparting practical clinical and professional information that pharmacists can use when counseling patients and interacting with other health care professionals. Our reach and support extended beyond these multimedia platforms with the addition of Pharmacist Moms Group in 2021. This amazing group and its network of moms also complement the education we provide through PTCE, a leader in continuing education for pharmacists.
MJH Life Sciences® is honored to be involved in pharmacy and #WomenPharmacistDay on October 12. Thank you for all the amazing work you do to improve patient care worldwide.”Mike Hennessy Jr.
Amie Brooks, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP
- We celebrate the women pharmacists who were trailblazers, paving the way before us.
- We celebrate the women pharmacists in leadership roles – both in their home and communities as well as at their practices and professional organizations.
- We celebrate the women pharmacists who work part time, but are part of our profession full time.
Right here at APhA, women not only make up the majority of leadership roles, but for the first time in our more than 170-year history, the CEO, President, Past President, and President-elect are women. Our profession is overflowing with amazing female role models for new and emerging pharmacist and student pharmacist leaders. APhA headquarters specifically recognizes women leaders on a daily basis in our Women in Pharmacy Conference Room—come visit us and see for yourself. The work women are performing using their knowledge, skills, and experience to make a difference in patient care is awe-inspiring, and I am pleased to celebrate #womenpharmacist day with all the amazing women pharmacists in our profession.
Susan Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Here at RxOwnership, we coach women daily on how to prepare for a career in independent pharmacy ownership. We provide tools and resources needed to help them every step of the way. We are encouraged to see the increase in the number of women who are now successful pharmacy owners.
Through our Women in Rx program, we have created a platform for women to connect through different virtual and live events. We also spotlight one woman in pharmacy quarterly on the homepage of our website www.rxownership.com. Our program focuses on four important pillars including leadership, mentorship, ownership, and work / life balance.
Over the past several years of interviewing women in pharmacy, it never ceases to amaze me how remarkable each of these ladies’ stories really are! Many of these strong women have paved the way and learned so much through their own journeys. They are eager to share their stories with other women in hopes that others can learn through not only their successes but also their trials and tribulations along the way. The inspiration that comes from hearing these stories is nothing short of incredible!
Today for #WomenPharmacistDay we honor all the incredible women in the industry who sacrifice so much to make a difference!
ASCP is excited to participate in the inaugural #WomenPharmacistDay! Our mission is to empower pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications. We hope to continue recognizing and empowering female senior care pharmacists through ASCP’s new Women’s Leadership Group.Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP
CEO, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
There’s no better way to support women pharmacists than by providing resources to those coming behind us. When women are given economic empowerment, the results are felt for generations.
Renee S. Lewis Pharm.D CPh
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is proud to support #WomenPharmacistDay to recognize the vital contributions women have made to the pharmacy profession. Advancements in the practice of pharmacy have been made possible through the work of dedicated women not only in pharmacy practice, but also through all of the roles supporting pharmacy practice such as education, advocacy, national and state pharmacy association participation, and mentorship. As an organization that primarily supports pharmacy technicians, NHA recognizes the value that women pharmacists bring to the profession as role models and mentors to their support staff, particularly to women pharmacy technicians, to encourage the continual advancement of their knowledge and give them the confidence to pursue more advanced roles, degrees, and positions of influence such as those with boards of pharmacy or other pharmacy support associations. NHA will continue to support and recognize all women in the pharmacy profession who regularly go above and beyond to provide the highest quality of patient care and safety, at every level pharmacy practice, to further enhance the quality of life for all within the communities they serve. NHA is proud to celebrate #WomenPharmacistDay to further highlight the critical importance and value women bring to the profession every day!
“At the National Community Pharmacists Association we’re pleased to support the first #WomenPharmacistDay, particularly this month as we honored NCPA’s first female officer and president – Sharlea Leatherwood, RPh, of Kansas City, Mo. – with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Sharlea passed away on Monday, October 1. She was a trailblazer for women community pharmacists, and a genuine role model for us all. We celebrate Sharlea’s accomplishments and those of so many other women pharmacists and, on #WomenPharmacistDay and beyond, we look forward to continuing to support future generations of community pharmacists as they assume leadership roles, continue driving change in health care, and through it all, provide quality care for those in their communities.”
– National Community Pharmacist Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey, Pharmacist, MBA and NCPA Immediate Past President DeAnn Mullins, Pharmacist, CDE, owner of Mullins Pharmacy, WeCare Wellness and the WeCare Diabetes Education Program in Lynn Haven, Fla.
- Maxine Beatty- Recipient of the Prestigious 2002 Weaver Medal of Honor
- Melissa Corrigan- First director of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
- Susan Lutz- Previous IPA President, Pharmacy co-owner, NABP item writer
- Patty Kumbera- Co-founder of Outcomes and current Chief Operating Officer of Prescribe Wellness
- Crystal Lennartz- Vice President of Pharmacy for McKesson
- Kristin Williams- Chief Health Officer for Hy-Vee
Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
In a profession where pharmacy was predominately a male profession, it has now turned to the majority of women graduating and practicing in this industry. This is exciting and we want to continue to see that women are well represented not only at entry level positions, but also at the C-Suite level of organizations and corporations.
Women Pharmacist continue to not only make significant impact in our communities and patient’s lives but are also trailblazers in our profession. As we celebrate this day, I empower each woman pharmacist, to continue to thrive in your profession as well as to give back, by pulling other pharmacy students, pharmacy interns, or fellow pharmacists along the way.