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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As the third (already!) month of 2021 is rapidly coming to its close, it is time for a recap and a look ahead. In the spirit of March being Women’s History Month, we’re taking this opportunity to focus on the women in our organization. Here’s a reflection on and celebration of some exciting past...
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While I consider myself a long-time entrepreneur, the journey to begin my own consulting business started in Seattle over dinner with two colleagues. We were talking about what we want to do in our individual lives and sharing ideas about what those lives might look like. We discussed how our...
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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is Choose to Challenge. It’s a clear call to...
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The ISPE Women in Pharma® (WIP) theme for the month of March is entrepreneurship. This word can mean different things to different people, but WIP defines it as the creation of value. Communications, events, and activities during March will focus on supporting small businesses and encouraging...
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What is accountability? By definition, “it is taking or being assigned responsibilities for something that you have done or something that you are supposed to do.” We can take this far beyond that. Accountability means doing what we say we will do, always, on time and to the best of our ability. It...
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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...
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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...