Women have fared well in the pharmacy profession. Last year more women were practicing pharmacy or working in a pharmacy-related career than their male counterparts, 83.9% versus 65.2%, respectively. And there were more women in managerial positions than ever before—approximately 29% women and 30% men. Independent pharmacy ownership is still a male-dominated area however. Approximately 2.4% of women in the U.S. are owners or partners in an independent pharmacy. Possible reasons for the lack of female ownership may include financial barriers, lack of business/financial acumen, or lack of confidence in ability to secure financing,

Adapted from http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/women-gain-ground-pharmacy-p...

While searching for a career beginning with the letter H, I was stunned by the number of jobs traditionally reserved for females; hygienists, housekeepers, hair dressers, home health aides… the list was long.  Trying to stretch it a bit in 1972, I hunted high and low for a female helicopter pilot but no such luck.  I finally settled on Horse trainer.  In America there are an equal numbers of male and female horse trainers.  And don't let the lack of women in the Kentucky Derby fool you into believing that women haven't left their mark on horse racing. Although the sport undoubtedly remains a largely male-dominated world, women continue to break down barriers as jockeys, trainers, owners, and breeders. So while no women rode in the 2017 Kentu...

Finding a female dentist to photograph in 1972 was a challenge.  In 1978, only 15.9 percent of first-year dental students were women.  In 2016, there were 196,441 dentists working in dentistry in the U.S. and 29.8% were female. “Our profession, and society, has come a long way,” said Dr. Mary Martin, president of the American Association of Women Dentists. And while challenges remain for women dentists — addressing the lack of representation in leadership roles and education, closing a wage gap — Dr. Seldin and others say the rise in number of women in the profession has brought, and continues to bring, a number of positive changes.

Adapted from http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/j...

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