Women in Pharma

Women in Pharma® (WIP) is a community that provides women in the pharmaceutical industry a forum for connecting and collaborating on technical and career advancement topics. The community’s activities, which include mentoring, making resources available across all levels, educational sessions, and social and networking opportunities, help women in the industry achieve career success and work-life balance.

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Women in Pharma® is a place where women and men—especially those new to the industry—can access a network of mentors, role models, and educational resources to support their professional success. The widespread global interest and participation in this initiative and its events have shown that...
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My parents always told me when I was growing up that I could be anything I wanted to be. They strongly steered me in the direction of engineering at North Carolina State University, so that I would be able to earn a degree that would ensure my future was my own. When I was eight years old, I was...
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I was a skeptic. When the Women in Pharma® (WIP) program started in 2016, I had previously attended several other professional women’s programs and usually left disappointed, as these programs did not provide the information I was seeking. The ISPE Women in Pharma® program is different. The program...
iSpeak Blog
We are constantly being influenced and we ourselves are influencers. As children, we hear the quote that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” What people say and even what people do not say, can have a lasting impact. We are first influenced by our families and some...
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2020 has been a super-busy year for ISPE Women in Pharma® (WIP). We started 2020 with aggressive goals, including to set up global Mentor Circles; start a monthly Women in Pharma® newsletter, The Bridge; and begin a column in Pharmaceutical Engineering®. Women in Pharma® has met and exceeded goals...
iSpeak Blog
When Women in Pharma® (WIP) at ISPE was first launched at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, it was after a few previous attempts mainly as a female-centric gathering. In Atlanta, we officially started talking about the professional issues that are...
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10 September 2020
News & Press Releases
In July, the ISPE Foundation awarded the ISPE Brazil Affiliate a $2500 US COVID-19 Support Match Grant on behalf of its Women in Pharma® COVID-19 project. The grant funded the Brazil Affiliate’s Women in Pharma® efforts to create hygiene kits that...
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Because of the global pandemic, we have experienced unexpected joys, learned new skills, adjusted to long days of video conferencing, and dealt with drops in income and potential job losses. At the same time, we have also experienced an increased sense of urgency, collaboration, and pride because...