Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Women in Pharmacy

Women in Pharmacy Leadership Empowerment Panels

CPhA is pleased to launch two virtual panel discussions to continue the conversations started at the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Summit! Learn more.

Initiative • Report • Summit

Research shows clear gender disparities in the way women experience their careers in the pharmacy profession. This includes disparities in career progression and seniority, where women are over-represented among pharmacy students and in staff-level positions, but greatly under-represented in senior positions such as pharmacy owners or on pharmacy governing bodies and boards.

As the national voice of the pharmacist profession, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is committed to supporting and promoting gender equity and diversity within the profession.

To better understand the barriers that women face and identify potential solutions that will lead to better representation of women in leadership positions, CPhA has launched the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Initiative.

The current landscape

Woman in pharmacy: The current landscape thumbnailAs the first phase of its Women in Pharmacy Leadership Initiative, CPhA commissioned a report, Women in Pharmacy: The Current Landscape, which analyzes available data on women working in various aspects of pharmacy. It examines where gaps exist, and highlights where women are disproportionately over- or under-represented.


Women in Pharmacy Leadership Summit

On June 2, 2019, CPhA hosted an exciting and engaging half-day of discussion and workshops, followed by an evening reception for networking and relationship-building. The first Women in Pharmacy Leadership Summit was attended by many interested participants across the pharmacy sector, including those:

  • Starting out and looking for guidance
  • Facing challenges on their career path
  • Looking to give back to their profession
  • Interested in becoming the mentor they wish they had
  • Engaged in or curious about the topic