Leading ladies: The rise of the female pharmacy executive has begun

Drug Store News, Jenni Zilka

Vice president and chief pharmacy officer. Chief operating officer. Senior vice president of pharmacy. Senior vice president of operations. President of health. These top brass positions, and many similar prestigious titles, currently belong to women who are not only breaking the glass ceiling, but who are shattering it. Yet, what does it take for women to secure a senior-level job in pharmacy and retail health operations?  Women executives who have climbed the corporate ladder in pharmacy and retail chains concur that the corporate culture, particular personality traits, the availability of mentoring and leadership training, as well as expertise in myriad areas contribute to womens’ ascent in the industry. 

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