Celebrating International Women’s Day

Pharmacy Press

Today, on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the achievements of women in community pharmacy.

Embracing the theme “Inspire Inclusion”, we appreciate the contributions of women from various backgrounds, representing diverse communities who contribute significantly to our sector.  We recognise also that there is potential to increase the representation and influence of women in our sector, especially as we strive for a better future for community pharmacy.

Our CEO, Janet Morrison, is featured in today’s C+D podcast episode special: Inspiring the next generation of female leaders in pharmacy. In the podcast Janet reflects on her career journey, Community Pharmacy England’s ambitions for the future of diversity within the sector and advice for future women leaders in pharmacy, including those balancing young families and their careers.

We also shared the below statement with the pharmacy press.

Our Chief Executive Janet Morrison said:

“This International Women’s Day, I want to acknowledge all women in community pharmacy. I particularly celebrate the tireless contributions of women across the sector, who work day in and day out to ensure patients and local communities receive the service they deserve. The year’s theme, ‘Inspire Inclusion’, emphasises the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society, a principle we can embrace in our diverse community pharmacy sector as we continue to strive for a better future.

Our sector has incredible women from all walks of life making a difference and representing diverse communities. It’s a tough time for Community Pharmacy, and yet I’ve met so many determined women pushing for our sector’s success, including members of our team and those who are part of our Committee.

We need to give more credit to women in our sector, hear their voices loud and clear, and work towards better representation for women across the board. It’s crucial for women to work in environments where they feel valued and respected. I look forward to a future with more female pharmacy owners, and more women influencing in the various fields and levels of community pharmacy.

Community Pharmacy England values the contributions of women in our sector and will continue highlighting and reflecting this in all our communications and materials at every opportunity.”