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Women in Pharmacy

Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Blair Thielemier, PharmD, interviews two spectacular pharmacy professionals with Cardinal Health, Genevieve Johnson and Eden Sulzer. SHOW NOTES: Opportunities […]

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April 17, 2017 Community Pharmacy, Marketing Strategy, The Pharmacist Life

Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Blair Thielemier, PharmD, interviews two spectacular pharmacy professionals with Cardinal Health, Genevieve Johnson and Eden Sulzer.

SHOW NOTES:

  1. Opportunities in community pharmacy
    1. Independent pharmacy predominantly male and aging – ownership among female pharmacists is 20%
    2. Pharmacy is 60% female
    3. Gap in supply creates opportunity for women to prepare themselves for ownership
    1. Networking
    2. Marketing
    3. Business skills
  2. Development of leadership and business skills
    1. What you NEED to get started
      1. Business plan
      2. Financing
      1. Secure financial statements
      2. Identify potential buyers
      3. Game plan with target exit date
      4. Determine value and key drivers that influence price
    2. Key point for transition planning
  3. Creating a plan to achieve your goals

Eden Sulzer is the Director Women in Pharmacy, which she launched in 2011 with the goal of connecting the growing number of women pharmacists with resources, tools, education and support they need to seize the opportunity of independent pharmacy ownership.

Genevieve Johnson is the Central Region Director of Pharmacy Acquisition for the Retail Independent segment. Genevieve earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State. Genevieve grew up in her family trucking business where she learned how to drive a 53’ tractor trailer and worked her way up to management experiencing firsthand all of the challenges of business ownership.

She has spent the last eight years at Cardinal Health working with and consulting independent pharmacies. As a leader in Pharmacy Transition Services she assists in the transition of independent pharmacy ownership. She specializes in matching buyers and sellers and facilitating pharmacy valuations. Genevieve is passionate about keeping independent pharmacies independent and understands the value of the personalized care and service that independent pharmacies bring to their communities and patients.

Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD

BT Pharmacy Consulting