ISPE Women in Pharma


ISPE 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 Online Community

As the program has progressed, ISPE Women in Pharma® has become a Networking Community.  The governance of the Women in Pharma group has been formalized with a Steering Committee and three Subcommittees: Marketing, Collaborations, and Education and Contributions. The remit of the Steering Committee includes:  

  • Establish and maintain Women in Pharma Strategy including an annual review, challenge, and refresh session with ISPE
  • Single point of contact (SPOC) for all ISPE Women in Pharma Foundation activities including collection and assignment of donations and funds (i.e. scholarships)
  • Define, resource, and sponsor Mentoring Programs for Women in Pharma participants


Fundraising Efforts

ISPE Affiliates and Chapters have started to support the Women in Pharma initiative by providing local programming and raising funds through the button program. A full toolkit is under development to guide Affiliates and Chapters in hosting their own Women in Pharma events. Review the policies for Affiliates and Chapters who wish to participate in the Women in Pharma fundraising initiative. These policies were established in order to ensure consistency in the program while providing support for Women in Pharma at the International and local levels.

Members of the ISPE Women in Pharma group will be selling buttons at many of the ISPE International Events. Those who donate $10 or more ($5 or more for students) will receive a Women in Pharma button. Every dollar from the button sales will be contributed to a scholarship fund supporting future opportunities for women in the industry.

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