Women in Pharmacy Leadership Fund

Prof Feng Chang chatting with students

In Canada, people who identify as women make up 60%-70% of pharmacy staff but are underrepresented in leadership positions. This gender gap in leadership positions has been documented nationally, by the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and internationally, by the International Federation of Pharmacists.

Continued education, training, and career progression opportunities are essential to break down this gender gap. Waterloo Pharmacy can and will be part of the solution. To do this, we created the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Fund.

The time to act is now. With this fund, Waterloo Pharmacy will deliver opportunities that inspire talented young women to aim high and ask “why not me?”

Here's why this cause matters to us


The fund will support alumni and students who identify as female in some of the following ways:

Leadership matters

Organizations with women leaders in senior management are have proven to be more successful and profitable. This fund will support student and alumni participation in conferences and seminars that develop their understanding leadership and its many forms.

Why not me?

Role models and mentors are essential to developing as a leader. With this fund, Waterloo Pharmacy will create networking opportunities and engage prominent female leaders to connect with alumni and students.

Charting the path for women to become leaders

Two fermale students talking in a classroomLeadership roles require a variety of concrete skills. Waterloo Pharmacy will use this fund to enhance alumni and student confidence and familiarity with these key leadership skills through delivering workshops on potential topics such as board governance, capital management, public speaking and media training, advocacy training and more.

Help us grow the leaders of tomorrow today.