The rising influence of women in healthcare – and in pharmacy, specifically – is a topic that can’t be overstated.
When it comes to new entrants into the pharmacy profession, women continue to outpace men – earning 61.9% of the professional pharmacy degrees in 2017. Looking more broadly, women also comprise nearly three fourths of the overall U.S. healthcare workforce.
While women are gravitating toward healthcare (and pharmacy) careers in record numbers, they’re also taking the lead when it comes to making healthcare decisions for their families, at home.
In honor of #WomenPharmacistDay celebrated on Oct. 12, Cindy Pigg, vice president of Managed Care and Business Development for Cardinal Health, talked about why more progress still needs to be made when it comes to women’s representation in leadership positions within the field of pharmacy – especially when it comes to pharmacy ownership.