Women in Pharmacy
About Women in Pharmacy
Situated within the APhA headquarters, the Women in Pharmacy Exhibit and Conference room celebrates the achievements of remarkable women throughout the history of pharmacy. The exhibit highlights many firsts for women in U.S. pharmacy, including innovating pharmacy practice as entrepreneurs, advocating for health care, serving in federal pharmacy and providing leadership in national pharmacy organizations.
Cherry blossoms are a central theme in the design of the Women in Pharmacy Exhibit and Conference Room. This steadfast tree with its delicate flower is a symbol of hope, strength, humanity. and new beginnings. The cherry blossom represents hope for equal rights and strength to persevere in hard times. It is also a symbol of compassion, kindness, charity, and sympathy, all of which are characteristics of the women honored on the wall.
The history tree featured in the conference room represents a sampling of the many women who have contributed to the advancement of pharmacy -- women leaders who had a profound influence on the profession of pharmacy in their era. Each woman on the wall represents thousands of women standing behind them and thousands more yet to enter our ranks.
The Women on the Portrait Wall
The women on the portrait wall each have a unique story of their significant influence to the profession.
With gratitude and appreciation, the APhA Foundation recognizes the generosity of donors who shared a vision of celebrating women’s outstanding contributions to pharmacy.
Women in Pharmacy: Remembering our Past, Committing to our Present, and Investing in our Future
On October 20th, 2021, Women in Pharmacy Committee Chair Elizabeth Johnson moderated a virtual panel session featuring Metta Lou Henderson, Theresa Tolle, and Kennedy Erickson. Visit this page to watch the panel event and hear some words of wisdom from these women pharmacist leaders.
2022 Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum
Leaders and learners from across the profession met in-person at APhA2022 to hear from a group of diverse and experienced women.
2023 Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum
At the 2023 Women in Pharmacy Leadership Development Forum, Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., RPh, former EVP and CEO of AACP, delivered the keynote presentation: "Can you believe? versus You can believe!"