Celebrating Women Pharmacist Day by Honoring Female Pioneer
Suzy Soliman, PharmD, founder of the Pharmacist Mom's Group, discusses why October 12 was chosen to recognize Women Pharmacist Day. This video was filmed at the 2019 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference in Nashville.
Suzy Soliman, PharmD: So October 12 was selected for Women Pharmacist Day because the month of October has been recognized as the American Pharmacists' Month, but 12 was selected in honor of Elizabeth Gooking Greenleaf, who is the first American recognized female pharmacist, and she had 12 children. Many of us talk about working with 2 kids, 3 kids, 1 kid, 5 or 6 kids, but no one in the group that we'd found had had 12 kids. So we thought that, you know, she was really a pioneer in pharmacy and also a leader for pharmacist women, so we wanted to honor her by selecting October 12.