Women owners urged to run for office


george tambassis

Pharmacy Guild national president George Tambassis has encouraged women to seek leadership positions within the organisation, in his speech at last night’s Parliamentary Dinner.

“The Guild is determined to represent the diversity of our membership – and our membership is actually more diverse than you might think – and younger too, with about 50% under the age of 45,” Tambassis told the audience, which included more than 400 parliamentarians, pharmacists and pharmacy stakeholders.

“The number of women entering the pharmacist profession continues to grow, with two-thirds of current graduates being female.

“However women are under-represented as pharmacy owners – at just over 30% – and in Guild leadership roles.

“We want and need more female members involved in the leadership of the Guild.

“So we are actively inviting female pharmacy owners to run for office, and we’re saying to them: we support you, we encourage you, and we need you to come on board.”

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