International Women's Day

The AAPS Women In Pharmaceutical Sciences (WIPS) Community invites all AAPS members to join them in recognizing International Women’s Day.

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. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge” – and the WIPS Community hopes all AAPS members will hear the call to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.

To help members discuss and explore this challenge, the WIPS Community has scheduled the following events:

March 6 - March 13
Members-only Screening of Picture a Scientist
AAPS Members Only –

Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries -- including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists -- who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

AAPS members who have RSVP'd may view the movie online between Saturday, March 6, and Saturday, March 13. Members may also join the WIPS Community for a conversation about the film.

You must reserve your seat by Thursday, March 5 at 5 pm ET in order to see the film. Secure links and passwords will be emailed to members that have RSVP'd.

Reserve Your Seat!

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The WIPS Community and AAPS Executive Director Tina Morris, Ph.D., will host two conversations to discuss the film, to which members and non-members are invited:

  • Thursday, March 11, 11am ET: Picture a Scientist in Conversation with Tina Morris – Click to join meeting!
  • Thursday, March 18, 9am ET: Picture a Scientist in Conversation with Tina Morris  – Click to join meeting!

March 8
Webinar: Still Work to Do: Addressing Sexism with Agency and Allyship
Live, FREE webinar open to the public – Register Now

Join speaker Anne Phibbs, Ph.D., founder and president of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, for a workshop about how sexism and gender inequality continue to impact women, but also how women, men, and people of all gender identities are finding agency in their workplaces and homes, speaking up, and making change as allies, advocates, and champions.

Learn more about this event or register now!

Register Now!

The AAPS Journal
Theme Issue Celebrates Women in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

This issue “recognizes the contributions women have made to science in the broad research area included in the term ‘pharmaceutical sciences,’” writes former AAPS President Marilyn Morris, Ph.D., and AAPS Community Leader Amy Lavelle, Ph.D., in their recent editorial. “Similar to most scientific areas, it has been a slow process for women reaching the upper echelons of the pharmaceutical world in industry or academia.”

Articles in this issue include:

Read the full issue by logging into the AAPS website with your member credentials and clicking through to the journal from our Member Access webpage.


AAPS thanks Pfizer for supporting AAPS' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming.