Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Celebrating Women’s History Month 2023

Claire Andersons supporting International Women's Day, embracing equityInternational Women's Day

Our month celebrating women in pharmacy began on International Women’s Day, where the theme this year was #EmbraceEquity.

RPS President Professor Claire Anderson shared her own experiences as someone who broke the bias by becoming the first woman Professor to be appointed to her School of Pharmacy in 2003.

Menopause in Women living with HIV

The excellent Yasmin Osei-Kuffour, a Specialist Pharmacist in HIV and Sexual Health told us about the difficulties many women have experienced in getting continuous HRT supplies and how this impacts women living with HIV.

Social media livestreams

Our Head of Professional Belonging, Amandeep Doll, hosted livestreams with high-achieving females in the profession about women in community pharmacy as contractors and how to support pharmacists with disabilities,

Fanny Elizabeth Potter, the first woman to register with the royal pharmaceutical societyRPS Museum exhibition - Women in Pharmacy

On Twitter, we highlighted our museum’s fantastic exhibition on women in pharmacy, which includes the story of Fanny Elizabeth Potter, the first woman to register with the society, and our gender microaggressions guide which includes downloadable posters.

Pharma Scene podcast - becoming a final signatory

And in case you missed it, our Pharma Scene podcast welcomed inspiring pharmacist Moriam Ajala, one of the PJ's Women to Watch 2022 on our Pharma Scene podcast who told us about her journey becoming a final signatory.

Coming up..

Looking ahead, on Wednesday 19th April we are hosting a Building Confidence workshop in Parliament where we will be discussing why confidence is key to achieving gender equality in Pharmacy. The event is open virtually to members and non-members for free: register to attend.

Find out more about our work on women and equality.

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