Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Posted on: Sunday 11 February 2024

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Sunday 11 February 2024, we are excited to celebrate and spotlight the extraordinary accomplishments of women in the field of science.

In the spirit of recognising and honouring the invaluable contributions of women and girls to the world of science, we want to emphasise the significance of fostering an inclusive and diverse environment within the scientific community. Diversity not only fuels innovation but also ensures that a broad range of perspectives is considered in the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs.

At FPM, we are committed to promoting gender equality in science and creating opportunities for women to thrive in their scientific careers. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are proud to showcase some of the inspiring women who are making a difference in various scientific disciplines.

Spotlight on Inspiring Women in Science

We believe that fostering open conversations about the challenges and triumphs of women in the field contributes to a more inclusive and supportive scientific community, so we have curated a series of Q&As with some of FPM’s brilliant members which you can read here:

Q&A with Freda Lewis-Hall

Empowering the Next Generation

In addition to celebrating the achievements of women in science, we recognise the importance of inspiring and supporting the next generation of female scientists. FPM remains committed to:

  • Diversity and inclusivity at every level of the organisation.
  • Enabling all people to contribute as effectively as possible to the delivery of pharmaceutical medicine for the greater benefit of society.
  • Establishing a culture of change and an environment that is respectful welcomes open debate, learning and a genuine acceptance of people as their authentic selves.

Delve deeper with FPM

Fireside Chat with Dr Emma Harvey

Friday 8 March | Online event

Join our Fireside Chat with Dr Emma Harvey, a strong advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Co-founder of the FPM EDI Forum, Emma shares insights on balancing a successful career with family life. Gain unique perspectives, become a better leader, and contribute to the dialogue on gender equality in pharmaceutical science.

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FPM Women in Pharmaceutical Medicine Report

Women in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Delve deep into FPM’s Women in Pharmaceutical Medicine report which sets out to evaluate potential differences in the experience and barriers in the career progression of women in pharmaceutical medicine.

Read it here

Past women recipients of the president’s medal

2019 FPM President's Medal Awardee Dr Juliet Roberts

Discover and celebrate the extraordinary women who have earned FPM’s prestigious President’s Medal. Explore their outstanding achievements and contributions that have elevated the standards of excellence in pharmaceutical medicine.

Take a look