Drug Security Forum

Women in Pharmacy: Strategy, Dynamics and Trust

14 Jun , 14:30–16:00
‘Ensuring Drug Security’ Russian Pharmaceutical Forum
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

The pharmaceutical industry is the backbone of the provision of medicines to the population. It not only serves as the foundation for the national security of the country but also has a direct impact on public confidence in the healthcare system and the state as a whole. In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has achieved significant advancements, demonstrating its ability to tackle various contemporary challenges, including COVID-19 and the evolving geopolitical landscape. A key driver of development in any industry is human capital. Women occupy diverse roles within the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from management positions to production. As leaders in this field, women contribute to the development of strategies, establish socially relevant priorities, and actively participate in research and production processes. In the production of medicines, more than 60% of employees are women. In the job market, the majority of job applicants are also women (about 89% of candidates in the industry). Women in the pharmaceutical industry are the absolute driving force behind internal sector development. In which areas do women excel the most in the pharmaceutical industry today? What areas of growth and development do women see for the industry in the present context? Which innovative projects are they pursuing? Is there a necessity for dedicated platforms and initiatives to harness the potential of women within the industry?

Lyudmila Scherbakova, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Velpharm

Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Diana Kobesova, Deputy General Director for Pharmaceutical Business Development, Rusatom Healthcare
Antonina Melnichenko, General Director, NIOPIK
Ekaterina Priezzheva, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Anastasia Stolkova, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Development, Director of the Healthcare Directorate, Roscongress Foundation
Tatyana Yakovleva, First Deputy Head, Federal Medical-Biological Agency of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Irina Borovova, President, Association of Cancer Patients "Zdravstvuy!"
Marina Rykova, Strategic Marketing Director, GEROPHARM