Influential Women in Pharma

To highlight the successes of a few inspirational and influential women within the pharmaceutical industry (asides from those at JensonR+ of course!), we have put together a few profiles which share a bit more about their achievements.
Influential women in pharma
Angela Hwang

Angela Hwang is currently a member of Pfizer’s Executive Team and the Chief Commercial Officer and President of Pfizer’s Global Biopharmaceuticals Business, which is the commercial organization of Pfizer. Having been ranked in Fortune’s top 50 most powerful women list for the past three years and scoring places in Forbes CEO Next and Crain’s Notable Women in Healthcare list, she is well-recognised for having a big impact in pharma. Angela faced the challenges of growing up in apartheid South Africa, and as a result, champions diversity and equity in the workplace. Asides from running the business which makes 80% of Pfizer’s profit, she has helped launch an initiative committed to making medicines and vaccines available at a not-for-profit basis to 45 lower-income countries around the world and has even launched her own podcast.

Here is a short conversation filmed with Angela Hwang if you want to learn a bit more:

Michelle Riddalls

Michelle Riddalls is chief executive of the consumer healthcare association at PAGB and has received awards from TOPRA for her work in medicinal reclassifications. She has been instrumental in developing a national self-care strategy which suggests hands-on ways of improving the understanding of self-care as well as preparing the Brexit compliance strategy for medicines, food supplements and cosmetics.

You can learn more about the importance of her work by listening to this podcast interview:

Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies is a renowned British doctor who has dedicated her career to public health. She served as the Chief Medical Officer for England from 2010 to 2019, where she was responsible for advising the government on public health issues. During her tenure, she led efforts to address antimicrobial resistance and played a crucial role in developing the UK’s pandemic preparedness plans.

In the following video she reflects on her career and provides some useful insight:

These women are just a few of the many influential women who have made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. They have broken barriers, challenged the status quo, and paved the way for future generations of women to pursue careers in science and medicine. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate their achievements and the achievements of all women around the world. We also recognise the importance of continuing to fight for gender equality and empowering women to reach their full potential.

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