A7 - Women in science, technology and academia: Innovate for equality

Madrid 1

Organised by FIPEd in collaboration with FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section & SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research


Catherine Duggan, FIP, Netherlands and Nilhan Uzman, FIPEd, Netherlands


The achievement of the ambitious FIP Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions. Based on current trajectories, existing interventions will not suffice to achieve a Planet 50-50 by 2030.

Science, technology and education provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender divide and women are under-represented in these areas. It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains. Innovative approaches that disrupt “business as usual” are central to removing structural barriers and ensuring that no woman and no girl is left behind.


  1. Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equity
  2. Empowering women in academia
  3. Women leading innovation, science and technology
  4. Workshop: Think equal, innovate for change

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Exchange ideas about priorities and identify challenges that hinder progress in gender, health and women’s leadership in academic pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences
  2. Discuss FIP’s role in achieving gender equity in pharmaceutical workforce globally
  3. Sharing strategies and mechanisms which have supported positive change in diverse settings
  4. Use the outcomes to support FIP-wide gender programme of work, particularly for women in science, technology and academia

Type of session: Application-based