The first-ever #WomenPharmacistDay is on October 12, 2018. In the months and weeks leading up to #WomenPharmacistDay, join us as we celebrate the significant gains that women have made in pursuing careers in pharmacy. Honor the trailblazers who have made such progress possible. And recognize the important contributions that women pharmacists make, every day, to delivering quality care to patients in communities, nationwide.
Here, you can learn more about #WomenPharmacistDay, and how you can get involved!
Women Pharmacist Day is founded by the Pharmacist Moms Group. The Pharmacist Moms Group is a non-for-profit organization started in 2017 by Dr. Suzanne Soliman to help support, offer resources and provided a professional network for pharmacist moms. The group has grown in just one year to over 12,000 pharmacist moms and continues to grow daily. Based on current growth rates, there will be 15,000+ pharmacist mom members by October 12, 2018.
Dr. Soliman has held multiple roles in the field of pharmacy, as assistant dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, associate dean of the College of Pharmacy at Touro College, and assistant professor and clinical faculty at Midwestern University. She has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical science liaison and manager, and now serves as chief academic officer for the Accreditation Council of Medical Affairs.
Cardinal Health Women in Pharmacy, launched in 2010, is a nationwide, grassroots initiative that connects female pharmacists with the tools and resources to become owners and entrepreneurs. Women in Pharmacy director, Eden Sulzer, travels to schools of pharmacy, trade association meetings and conferences to engage with and facilitate connections among female pharmacists and tell the story of the gender gap in pharmacy and ways to address it. She served as a panelist at the 2014 International Women’s Day Forum at the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.cardinalhealth.com/womeninpharmacy.