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    Pharmacists' Organization for Women Empowerment and Research - POWER

    POWER is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling women pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice and research. It is an official and registered organization managed by women executive committee and run by a team of experienced women pharmacists.

    what we are

    • The organization is working for women empowerment through a variety of programs.

    • Its aim is to identify issues related to women pharmacists and to promote women in all pharmaceutical fields and improvement of its member’s professionally related to Pharmaceutical and HealthCare aspects.

    • Women pharmacists comprise more than 50% of the profession of pharmacy in India, serving in every capacity including clinical, hospital, educational, research and leadership roles. For further development and encouragement of women pharmacist, an organization for women is necessary. With this aspiration, on International women’s day i.e. 8th March 2011, an association with name POWER - Pharmacists' Organization for Women Empowerment and Research, was started.

  • messages

    • K. Chinnasamy
      President, 64th IPC

      One Woman Can Change Many Things. Many Women Can Change Everything.
      Pharmacy Voice should never indicate gender differences.

      Our corporate pharmacy environments must be challenged to facilitate leadership development by encouraging women to consider management roles, particularly recognizing the changing desires that women may have as their family responsibilities diminish. Corporate pharmacy should support spousal relocation for women that seek advancement, recognizing that this type of policy may result in the recruitment and retention of talented executives. The profession should also acknowledge the importance of having new practitioners, including women, on boards of pharmacy and among the leadership of professional organizations. These organizations need to actively recruit women and support their advancement through the organizations by recognizing their contributions and achievements. As we enter into the next phase of the campaign, we invite you to continue to support women in pharmacy and this is a tribute to their significant contributions to the pharmacy profession.

      Women gradually took on more and more economic work, handling diverse nature of theme; not everything is about Profit and Money. Women have more amounts of mental power, tolerance, patience & integrity from all avenues. There are lots of things within us-proliferating and true talents are most often wasted. We are sure a lot more women can rise to the top if sufficient encouragement and proper platform is made.

      We have been privileged to come from families where we have been encouraged and contributed a lot to the wellbeing of the society.



      Dr. K.S. Lakshmi
      Principal, S.R.M. College of Pharmacy, Chennai.

      With Best Wishes.
      A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.



      Prof. VIMALA DEVI
      Founder, Auro Pharma, Puducherry.
      Dear Fellow Women Pharmacists,
      At the outset, let me congratulate all of you for having chosen pharmacy as your profession. It is a well known fact that pharmacy is a global and service oriented profession, and YOU, women, play a key role (yours is the chosen role) in it. For example, counseling families on health related issues and opening DIC’S exclusively for women thereby rendering invaluable service not only to society but to the country as well. This Women Pharmacy Association can be a role model to take care of family health counseling both nationally as well as globally. I wish all success in this new endeavor to become an exemplary organization inspiring newer generations to choose pharmacy as a chosen profession. I wish you all the best in your goal and to take this organization into its full blossom.

      ALL THE BEST.



      Prof. J. VIJAYA RATNA
      Professor, AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
      Good day, Dear Fellow Pharmacists, I am Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna, Professor, AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AU, Visakhapatnam, this website, is emerging with the blessings of eminent pharmacy teachers in India. Its objective is to see that India Women Pharmacists realize their full potential in education and research. They should get many more wonderful opportunities, expand their vision and fly to great heights.

      All the best to all of you.



      Prof. KALYANI PRAKASAM
      Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics,
      Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy,
      Bangalore
      Women in particular are already empowered. Falling down in your career is not important, but the number of times, you get up run after each fall, is what that leads to success.

      My heartfelt message to the Women Pharmacists’ Forum.



      Prof. KALYANI DIVAKAR
      Professor & HOD of Pharmacology, Acharya & B.M. Reddy College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
      I wish all the women pharmacists to step forward from all the facets of pharmacy profession to nurture ourselves to represent India women pharmacists internationally.

      Great day to all.



      Prof. SHYAMALA BHASKARAN
      Professor, Agnihotri College of Pharmacy, Wardha, Maharastra.
      Working together is our strategy for contributing to the global economy, globalization and vision 2020.

      Women Pharmacists’ Forum is the new innovation.


  • need for power

    • Women in the Pharmacy Field- Challenges and strategies to overcome the problems

      Senior women in the Pharmacy field in India deliberated on several issues that are bothering women, in the 63rd IPC held at Bangalore in December 2011, some issues regarding women in India, are discussed.

      The face of pharmacy is changing as more women make up the ranks of the pharmacy profession. Women have been graduating from colleges and schools of pharmacy at a higher rate than men for over 20 years and men are retiring at a faster rate than women. These two trends combined have resulted in a practicing profession comprised of a greater percentage of women. Workforce shortages have been reported for nine years and are forecasted to continue for the next five to ten years. The impact of the gender shift offers threats and opportunities for a healthcare profession at the forefront of patient access. Threats resulting from this gender shift have been proposed resulting in decreased pharmacy ownership, diminished political advocacy, and decreased academic leadership.

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  • Activites

    Power Prescription Audit Brochure

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    MILLENNIAL PHARMA STUDENT'S CONGRESS POWER PPT CONTEST

    POWER @ WOMEN’S FORUM, INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL CONGRESS 16TH DECEMBER, 2016

    1st National Convention of Pharmacists’ Organization for Women Empowerment Research

    WINNERS OF POWER PPT CONTEST 2016

    WINNERS POWER National Level PPT. Competition Dec' 2015


    "POWER - National Level PowerPoint Presentation Competition for Women Pharmacist Delegates of 67th IPC" Click here for details                             Only for Students membership: International Women's Day offer Rs 300/- only for one time students membership. Offer is valid till 8th March 2015 only. Final date for online competition is 3rd March 2015. This is the last and final call for all members.


    RESULTS OF POWER PPT CONTEST - March 2015

    WOMEN IN PHARMACY - March 2015

    BREAKING BARRIERS Booklet - 66th IPC January 2015

    NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION @ International Women's Day


    Only for Students membership: International Women's Day offer Rs 300/- only for one time students membership. Offer is valid till 8th March 2015 only. Final date for online competition is 3rd March 2015. This is the last and final call for all members.


    Last Date Extended upto 3rd March 2015. ONLY Members can participate


    Winners


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Las date to submit powerpoint extended till date 21st, Sunday 2014

    About POWER National Level Essay Contest


    National Level Essay Competition 2014-15

    WINNERS of POWER National Level Essay Contest-2014 (On the eve of International Women's Day-2014, March 8th)

    POWER National Level Essay Competition-2014

    Success Story National Seminar @ VNIPS
    Photo Gallery


    Women Pharmacists' Forum Meet at 65th IPC, Noida.

    Honor to Speaker Dr.Sumati Randeo

    Honor to Speaker Prof. Bala Prabhakar

    Honor to Speaker Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna

    Honor to Speaker Prof. Kalyani Prakasam

    Participation Certificate Awarding

    POWER Auditorium at 65th IPC

    POWER Brochure on Winners Ppt Release

    POWER Dias..

    POWER Dias..

    Speech by Dr. Sumati Randeo - ABBOTT

    Speech by Prof. Bala Prabhakar - NMIMS

    Speech by Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna



    Winners of POWER National Level Essay Competition-2013

    Category-1

    Ms. P. Sirisha receiving 2nd Prize

    Ms. R. Vanitha Devi receiving 3rd Prize

    Category-2

    Ms. Md.J. Sultana receiving 1st Prize

    Ms. RKV Naga Sudha receiving 2nd Prize

    Ms. K. Uma Maheswari receiving 3rd Prize



    POWER National Level Essay Competition-2013


      

    WINNERS 2013 Category-1


    WINNERS 2013 Category-2



    Essay contest and prizes sponsored by:
    ANNAMACHARYA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, Rajampet, Kadapa, A.P.
    (Give hyperlink to www.ancpap.in)

    Women Pharmacists Forum at 65th IPC, Sponsored by:
    Sri K.V. RAJU,
    Executive Director,
    HOSPIRA Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd.,
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

    JUDGES:
    Nisha Sharma
    Reader,
    University Institute of Pharmacy,
    Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University,
    Kalyanpur, Kanpur.

    Dr. Chamundeswari
    Principal,
    Faculty of Pharmacy,
    Sri Ramachandra University,
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu.



    POWER National Level Essay Competition-2



    RESULTS of National Level Pharma Power Point Competition

    HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY

    Congratulations to All Participants and Winners.


    JUDGES:

    Sri K.V. RAJU,
    Executive Director,
    HOSPIRA Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd.

    Dr. P. UMA DEVI,
    Principal,
    Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
    Visakhapatnam.

    Dr. P.K. LAKSHMI,
    Professor,
    G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy,
    Hyderabad.


      

    Honor to Dr. P. UMA DEVI, one of the Judges.


    Dr. B.L.R. Madhavi, FIRST Prize Winner being awarded Appreciation Certificate and Cash Prize of Rs. 3,000/- by the hands of Dr. Sumakanth, Principal, RBVRR Women's Pharmacy College, Hyderabad on behalf of POWER.



    National Level POWERPOINT Competition - 2013

    POWER, the Indian Women Pharmacists' Forum, is conducting a National Level Competition for women in Pharmacy. Any woman in the field of Pharmacy (student, teacher, administrator, entrepreneur, unemployed, drug inspector, employee in industry, research organization, shop, and marketing or in any sector) may compete.

    Brochure


    WOMEN PHARMACISTS’ FORUM at 64th IPC, Chennai

    Programme Sheet





    National Level Essay Competition conducted by the 64th IPC Women Pharmacists’ Forum.

    WINNERS @ National Level Essay Competition conducted by the 64th IPC Women Pharmacists’ Forum.

    First Prize: Cash award Rs. 3000/-
    Dr. P. Tripurasundari, Assistant Professor, SPP SPTM, NMIMS, Mumbai
    Second Prize: Cash award Rs. 2000/-
    Mrs. Vishin Ashish Patil, Lecturer, Anil Alias Pintu Magdum Memorial Pharmacy College, Maharashtra
    Third Prize: Cash award Rs. 1000/-
    Zeba Raheem, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad

    JUDGES:
    Dr Bala Prabhakar
    Associate Dean
    Senior Professor (Pharmaceutics)
    School of Pharmacy &Technology Management,
    NMIMS,
    V. L. Mehta Rd, Vile Parle (W)
    Mumbai - 400056. India
    Tel: 42332000, Extn: 2003
    www.nmims.edu

    Dr. Bharathi Koganti,
    Professor,
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology,
    Sri Padmavathi Mahila University,
    Tirupathi
    bharathikoganti@yahoo.co.in

    Prof. Vijaya Ratna Jayanti
    Professor
    AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
    Andhra Pradesh
    vijaya.ratna@gmail.com

    SPONSOR of the three prizes:
    Prof. Vijaya Ratna Jayanti, Professor, AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

    Co-ordinators of the 64th IPC Women Pharmacists’ Forum:
    Prof. Vijaya Ratna Jayanti, Professor, AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
    and
    Prof. Kalyani Prakasam, Acharya B & M Reddy College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka.


    National Level Essay Competition

    In association with 64th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Chennai- 2012
    Topic: Challenges of Women Pharmacy Professionals in India.
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    REGIONAL LEVEL PHARMA QUIZ 2012

    In association with MYBO GROUP Covering 8 Districts and 80 Pharmacy Colleges in Andhra Pradesh
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    As an encouragement to active women pharmacy students in PHARMA QUIZ held at Andhra Pradesh, Dancing Dolls were awarded to them in four phases of quiz


  • core team

    CO-ORDINATORS

    » Prof. Kalyani Prakasam
    » Prof J. Vijaya Ratna
    » Prof Kalyani Divakar


    ADVISORS

    » Dr. B. Suresh, President, PCI and Vice-Chancellor, JSS University, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
    » Dr. T.V. Narayana, Vice-President, Education Division, IPA
    » Prof. K. Chinnasamy, EC Member, PCI


    CORE COMMITTEE

    » Prof. Vimala Devi - Honorary President
    » Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna - Working President
    » Prof. Kalyani Prakasam - Secretary
    » Prof. Kalyani Divakar - Treasurer
    » Mrs. Durga Narayana - Joint Secretary


    EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

    » Dr. Mahesh Aruna Devi
    » Prof. Roopa Karki
    » Prof. Shyamala Bhaskaran
    » Mrs. Ambujakshi, Asst. Prof.
    » Mrs. Mamata, Asst. Prof.


    LIFE MEMBERS

    » Prof. Kalyani Prakasam
    » Prof. Kalyani Divakar
    » Prof. Vijaya Ratna Jayanti
    » Prof. Shyamala Bhaskaran
    » Dr. Mahesh Aruna Devi
    » Dr. Pavani Anumukonda
    » Mrs. Parvataneni Durga Maheswari
    » Dr. K.S. lakshmi



  • contact info

    Head Office

    Prof. Kalyani Prakasam (Co ordinator- POWER)
    M/s Roopa Kharki (POWER)

    Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy,

    Acharya Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Road,
    Acharya Post Office, Bangalore-560 107,
    Karnataka, India.

    Telephone:+91 80 237 222 22

    FAX:+91 80 283 702 90

    Web Site: www.acharya.ac.in


    Contact Members

    Prof. Aruna +91 9866124934

    Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna +91 8897508508

    Prof. Kalyani Prakasam +91 9845511726

    Email: powerpharmacists@gmail.com

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  • MORE need for power

    Women in the Pharmacy Field- Challenges and strategies to overcome the problems


    » It is observed and reported that the percentage of women graduates is high, it comes down much when postgraduates are considered and much more when Ph.D.’s are considered, there is no data regarding women in workforce.
    » Number of women working in the field decreases in this order: Academia > Industry > Regulatory > Statutory bodies > Professional Associations.
    » Women do not usually hold high positions in any organization
    » The career path of women is usually very slow.
    » They break their careers due to motherhood.
    » Women face many problems in their work areas but some of them are:
    » Women can overcome these problems by developing better soft skills, by increasing their circle of acquaintances and by communicating better.

    The face of pharmacy is changing as more women make up the ranks of the pharmacy profession.

    Women have been graduating from colleges and schools of pharmacy at a higher rate than men for over 20 years and men are retiring at a faster rate than women. These two trends combined have resulted in a practicing profession comprised of a greater percentage of women. Workforce shortages have been reported for nine years and are predicted to continue for the next five to ten years. The impact of the gender shift offers threats and opportunities for a healthcare profession at the forefront of patient access. Threats resulting from this gender shift have been proposed resulting in decreased pharmacy ownership, diminished political advocacy, and decreased academic leadership.

    However, with this gender shift the potential for transformational changes in the profession are in full view. The evolution of the practice to one that is more based in the provision of cognitive services through the delivery of direct patient care may offer advantages to new practitioners. Some data indicate that women have a greater interest in the direct patient care aspects of their practice over that of their male counterparts. In addition, as more women enter the practice and advance into leadership roles the traditional views of girls and young women will change. Finally, policy changes are more likely to occur to facilitate and support women in the profession. Rethinking traditional models and infusing change through innovative policies can propel the impact of this gender shift down a positive path resulting in increased job satisfaction and advancement of the profession.

    Over the last two decades, a gender shift has occurred within the practice of pharmacy. A profession that was once dominated by men has become a profession that has increasingly attracted women into its fold. The changing demographics of the profession have significant implications for the potential impact on the workforce shortage. It has been suggested that women will be less likely to work full-time, and that this may negatively impact the number of professionals willing to own and operate their own stores, serve in management roles, and be involved in organizations that lead change within the profession. The impact of females within the profession and their responsibilities at home should be addressed in ways that prevent stifling of their professional careers. Policies should be implemented that facilitate flexible schedules without hindering advancement, that acknowledge the importance of involving new practitioners in professional association leadership, that encourage innovation in the practice setting, and that facilitate leadership development and political advocacy.

    To answer all these needs, POWER came into force.