International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women's achievements
- raise awareness about women's equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
Today, I would like to review a survey done in the Year 2019 about achievement of women with respect to opening pharmacy premises.
The survey says Only 2% of female pharmacists own pharmacies despite making up 62% of the workforce – source
Male pharmacists are more likely to own their own business compared to female colleagues, despite there being more women in the profession than men, according to the results of a Great Britain-wide workforce diversity survey.
Women account for 62% of General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registrants, compared with 38% who identify as men
Pharmacy business owners are also more likely to be older, regardless of gender. Pharmacists aged over 65 years accounted for 21% of business owners compared with only 1% of those aged between 25 years and 34 years.
The survey was sent to all 56,264 pharmacists registered with the GPhC between 11 June and 22 July 2019. The response rate was 22%.