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The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP addresses more than 200 attendees at Women in Pharmacy, International Women’s Day breakfast

Today, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, proudly hosted its third annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Women in Pharmacy Breakfast with guest speaker Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Honourable, Shannon Fentiman. 

Minister Fentiman addressed more than 200 community pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and pharmacy industry representatives at Victoria Park Ballroom highlighting this year’s campaign theme #EmbraceEquity.

Queensland Branch Vice President and MC for the event, Amanda Seeto said the energy in the room was evident with the record number of attendees gathering for the significant event representing many parts of the pharmacy profession.

“This morning’s gathering is an important event for the pharmacy profession with so many of my fellow colleagues making up such a strong percentage of the hard-working network of community pharmacists who provide exceptional care in the community every day.

“It was an honour to have Minister Fentiman take the time to meet with the frontline community pharmacists who interact with and provide quality healthcare advice and treatment to patients.

“Minister Fentiman shared with us the progress within the state government of representation of women working in senior positions highlighting the targets reached of women on government boards. 

“Minister Fentiman also left us with a poignant reminder that, “You can’t be who you can’t see…”

“As a leader in community pharmacy, I’m aware of the important role I play for other generations of women in pharmacy, particularly for interns and pharmacy assistants, by demonstrating pathways for career progression and continuing to progress the pharmacy profession to their full scope of practice.  

“In Queensland, women now have greater access to critical healthcare services such as treatment for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

“I’d like to thank Minister Fentiman and the Queensland Government for their ongoing support in making UTI treatment a permanent service for women in Queensland, and we look forward to doing more for women’s healthcare equality as pharmacists progress to practicing to their full scope,” says Ms Seeto. 

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