Organised by FIPEd, in collaboration with FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section, the Community Pharmacy Section, the Hospital Pharmacy Section, IPSF and the YPG
Achieving gender equity in the health workforce is a global priority as set by the World Health Organization, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the International Labour Organization. FIP is a leading partner in this call for action. FIP’s Workforce Development Goal 10 (Gender and diversity balances) calls for countries to have clear strategies for addressing gender and diversity inequalities in pharmaceutical workforce development, continued education and training, and career progression opportunities.
FIP workforce data shows that the majority of the global pharmaceutical workforce are women with year on year increases in this proportion. Despite this, women are underrepresented in management and leadership positions, in a diversity of settings with a diversity of scope of practice — a reflection of gender issues across the whole of the global health and social workforce. The increasing proportion of women in the workplace provides wide-ranging and significant challenges for our healthcare professions.
This session provides a scoping overview of the state of gender equity in the pharmaceutical workforce, addressing and discussing barriers and opportunities for empowering women in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. WHO and FIP initiatives on gender equality will be discussed. This session will feature a high-level global panel and interactive activity with the audience. The session will provide a platform for the WHO Gender Equity Hub and our work alongside this major initiative, and will build on the #EquityRx campaign started at the 2018 FIP congress in Glasgow.
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction by the chairs
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break
10:40 – 11:50
11:50 – 11:55 Conclusion by the chairs
11:55 – 12:00 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based