Female perspective at Pharmacy Connect

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Pharmacists can join an all-female panel of Australian and international speakers at Pharmacy Connect

The panel session will discuss the challenges, personal experiences and international lessons in managing change in community pharmacy.

Panel facilitator, the Pharmacy Guild’s Strategic Advisor Pam Price, says that while community pharmacy is adept at adapting to change, it is important to also examine this ever-changing landscape from a female perspective.

“As the majority of the community pharmacy workforce are women and over 90% of pharmacy graduates are young women, it’s important to recognise the additional challenges often faced by female pharmacists,” Ms Price says.

“In addition to industry challenges, women tend to be the primary care givers, creating time constraints to effectively commit to managing a business, family and personal or professional obligations.

“Panellists will discuss how the industry, professional bodies and other stakeholders can better support the future female leaders of community pharmacy.”

The panel will consist of:  

  • DeAnn Mullins, President, National Community Pharmacists Association (US);
  • Christine Venter, President, South African Association of Community Pharmacists;
  • Lucy Walker, Winner, Queensland Branch Committee Member and Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2017;
  • Rhonda White, Managing-Director, White Retail Group;
  • Shu Fen Liauw, Community Pharmacy Owner; and
  • Caroline Diamantis, Branch Committee Member, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, NSW Branch.

The ‘Empowering women in community pharmacy’ panel session will take place on Sunday 3 September. For full program details and to register online, visit www.pharmacyconnect.com.au.

Held from 1- 3 September at the Hilton Sydney, Pharmacy Connect will feature over 30 speakers, a trade exhibition with over 60 exhibitors, Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

The Guild’s National Student Business Plan Competition will also be contested at the event, with the winner announced at the Gala Dinner.


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