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ISPE’s Women in Pharma Updates: A Message from the International Steering Committee Chair

A Message from the International Steering Committee Chair

Time has a remarkable ability to slip through our fingers, doesn't it? With June's arrival, we're reminded of how swiftly the year passes. As we transition into the third quarter, it's a pivotal moment for us to reassess our goals and lay the groundwork for the months ahead, even looking ahead to the following year. View the full blog for recent membership announcements, etc.

This midpoint in the year is an opportune time for introspection—a chance to pause and reflect on what we've achieved thus far. Throughout this year, Women in Pharma has steadfastly committed to bridging the gap between our Affiliate, Chapter, and international levels. Our aim remains clear: to unify as One ISPE, One Women in Pharma.

We've been diligently hosting monthly meetings with our Affiliate and Chapter leaders, focusing on the exchange of resources and fostering mutual support to amplify our global presence. But most importantly, we're here to celebrate the tireless efforts of each and every one of our members. Your unwavering dedication is the bedrock of our success. It's your commitment that propels us forward collectively—a truth evident in the quarterly updates outlined below.

I invite you to delve into these updates and share our pride in what we've accomplished. Your support and contributions are invaluable, and together, we're making remarkable strides forward.

Congratulations to Janette Buechler, ISPE’s New Women in Pharma Co-Chair

Janette Buechler
Executive Director, Marketing & Sales
Pharmatech Associates

Janette Buechler, a founding member of ISPE’s Women in Pharma Group, has recently been named ISPE’s Women in Pharma Co-Chair.

Buechler joined the International Steering Committee in 2023, bringing her wealth of experience and unwavering dedication to our cause. As the Executive Director of Marketing for Pharmatech Associates with nearly two decades in the pharmaceutical industry's business development sector, Janette embodies our commitment to bridging global and local efforts. Hailing from San Francisco, California, USA, she actively contributes to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, fostering connections across regional and international fronts.

Buechler has written several blog posts and articles for ISPE, including the following:

Updates on Mentor ISPE

Mentor ISPE is a twelve-month program that allows international mentoring groups to learn from one another, grow professionally and personally, ignite social change, and shape the future of the pharmaceutical industry.

Hear what one member had to say: 

My experience within the mentor group I was matched with has been fantastic! Individually, we would never have found each other. Mentor ISPE brought us together and we now feel a sense of community.

Marketing Leader
Trane Technologies Life Science Solutions
Founding Member, Trane Technologies Life Science Solutions, and an active member of ISPE and Mentor ISPE

Congratulations to Shree Pataskar as the newly appointed Mentor ISPE Chair. Pataskar is a founding member of Mentor ISPE and the driving force behind the Mentor ISPE Topics Resource Manual. Her contributions have been pivotal to the program's success. She consistently influences best practices and programmatic improvements, ensuring the program retains its value for both current participants and newcomers. As an independent consultant, Pataskar focuses on mentoring and coaching personnel at various career levels, helping them achieve growth and resolve problems.

Mentor ISPE continues to operate at full capacity, with applications slated to launch in August. Learn more or email for more information.

Congratulations to the ISPE Canada Affiliate on a Recent Milestone

Congratulations to the ISPE Canada Affiliate’s Women in Pharma Group for growing their online LinkedIn presence to 1,000 followers! The Canada Affiliate had always been very strong, but membership started to wane drastically during the COVID pandemic. The team worked hard to build its membership back up and just recently surpassed the 1,000 mark for LinkedIn followers . Visit their page to see how they have built a successful following. To 

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Noella Dallaire
Director of Operational Excellence
Thermo Fisher
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Gayle Piat
Project Manager
University of Alberta
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Alissa Daly
Senior Manager, New Business Development

Update on the ISPE Malaysia Conference’s Upcoming Women in Pharma Event

The ISPE Malaysia Affiliate’s Women in Pharma group will host a seated lunch event, “Breaking Boundaries Over Lunch” during the ISPE Malaysia Conference. This unique gathering is open to all conference attendees and provides an opportunity for attendees to connect with inspiring leaders and engage in meaningful conversations about industry and career experiences. The event will take place Thursday, 27 June at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur.  Learn more about the 2024 ISPE Malaysia Conference and register today.

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Congratulations to Sarah Dubin, the 2023 ISPE Women in Pharma® Scholarship Recipient 

The ISPE's Women in Pharma Scholarship, a dedicated initiative from the ISPE Foundation, aims to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the pharmaceutical industry by supporting women and other marginalized groups pursuing education and careers in this dynamic field. Recent recipient Sarah Dubin, currently pursuing both a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree and a Master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs (MRA) at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy, expressed gratitude for the scholarship's support, emphasizing her aspirations to contribute significantly to the pharmaceutical sector. To support this initiative, consider contributing to the ISPE Foundation.