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Women in Pharmacy


TPA is proud to announce our Women in Pharmacy program. It is important to unite women in pharmacy at all stages of their careers to inform, inspire and interact with each other to address the challenges and opportunities they face with personal and professional growth.

Women in Pharmacy holds events throughout the year including webinars and in-person gatherings. Sign up for more information and to interact with fellow Texas women in pharmacy.


Women in Pharmacy Forum

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Women in Pharmacy Events

2018 Women in Pharmacy Weekend

Come be a part of an enjoyable event to foster your connections with women in pharmacy through interactive education sessions that focus on you, your career and your profession, as well as networking opportunities. Leave this event energized to invest in yourself and other women in pharmacy. Male members in pharmacy supporting these efforts are welcome to attend.


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Registration Fees

Pharmacist: Member $195 / Non Member $245

Technician: $75

Student Pharmacist: $75

Resident: $75


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May 4, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aspire & Ascend Lunch with Guest Speaker

Leticia Van de Putte, RPh
Former Texas State Senator
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Break
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM           
You as a Brand

Presented by Debbie Platts, MBA, RPh, ACC

You as a Brand provides a process for developing a personal marketing strategy that is focused on your most important product….you.  This session provides a framework for building and communicating a brand statement that showcases the unique promise of value you offer that differentiates you from others.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Networking Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Pharmacy Ownership: What it Takes and What You Need to Know

Presented by Eden Sulzer, BSJ and
Brett Fortier, BBA, MBA

Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have the drive to be an entrepreneur?  If so, pharmacy ownership could be the path for you.  This session will provide the current trends of independent pharmacy and steps to prepare for purchasing a pharmacy. Learn how to value the pharmacy and indicators to measure and manage, as well as strategies and resources to find pharmacies for sale and to position yourself for these opportunities.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



May 5, 2018


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Women and Wealth: Establishing a Game Plan That Aligns with What You Value Most

Presented by Joe Casselman, ChFC and
Ben Coakley, CFP, CLTC

You are in charge of many things, including your financial future!  Every woman has a unique set of circumstances, responsibilities and goals. This session will help you make educated decisions and develop financial plans that work best for your unique needs.  You’ll learn how to evaluate and understand financial advice, avoid pitfalls, and develop attainable financial goals while creating a system for success.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Networking Break



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Own It!

Presented by Janet Walkow, PhD

Have you ever been told (or felt) you’re too stiff, timid, aggressive, nervous, bossy, emotional or wonder if people are hearing what you’re saying or know that you exist? Whether you want to captivate the room or simply get your message across, presence is an important part of getting people engaged in what you are saying and doing. If you want to have a presence, it’s essential to hone your verbal and nonverbal messages. This session offers women strategies and approaches for building professional presence that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already possess.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aspire & Ascend Lunch with Guest Speaker

Debbie Garza, RPh
CEO, Texas Pharmacy Association
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Break


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Balancing Your Personal & Professional Life

Presented by Bethany Boyd, PhD

Today's women face many challenges when pursuing active professional and personal lives.  Work-life balance impacts productivity and has become one of the biggest career concerns.  This session will provide strategies to handle pressures of work-life balance, prioritize goals, and adapt to change.  We will explore work-life balance opportunities for women and share examples of success.


  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Networking Break


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel: Using Your Professional Skills to Make a Difference

By sharing practical advice and inspiration, these panelists from a variety of positions will help you discover what valuable professional skills and expertise they have acquired that contributed to their success.Leveraging your existing skills into focused action for results is easier than you think. Learn how engaging men as advocates for women in the workplace creates better leaders, stronger businesses, and more fulfilling lives for both women and men.

Panelist 1: Mark Comfort, PharmD

Panelist 2: Ben Sims, CPhT

Panelist 3: Mary Klein, PharmD

Panelist 4: Carole Hardin-Oliver, RPh

Panelist 5: Anjanette Wyatt, PharmD

Moderator: Debbie Garza, RPh

Hotel Information

Hilton San Antonio Hill Country

9800 Westover Hills Blvd.
San Antonio, TX  78251

Book Hotel: 210-509-9800


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