ISPE Foundation - The Pharmaceutical Landscape Is Changing Rapidly

Workforce Shortage 

By 2025 in the US alone, 60% of the 3.4 million pharmaceutical industry jobs could be vacant due to scarcity of people entering the industry.

Imbalances in Diversity

Only 28% of the engineers in research and development are women. Top 50 Pharma Companies - Ethnically diverse directors hold just 8% of board seats.


Pharma Revenues are Shifting. 1995–2005: Less than 20% came from emerging markets 2005–2015: Up to 35% of corporation’s revenue portfolios are derived from Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

Embracing the Challenge: Building the Workforce, Increasing Diversity, Harmonizing Globally The ISPE Foundation supports a dynamic range of mission-related initiatives.

The ISPE Foundation is embracing the challenge by supporting a dynamic range of mission-related initiatives.

Building the Workforce of the Future – ISPE Travel Grant Program

Attract, support, educate, and train talented students and young pharmaceutical professionals.

Both students and young professionals will receive financial support to further their professional development and contribute to building our industry's future workforce.

Empowering Women and Increasing Diversity – Women in Pharma®: Driving the successful career progression of under-represented groups.

  • Women in Pharma®
  • Professional Training and Education
  • Fostering Mentorship
  • Networking

A community of Women in Pharma® mentors, resources across all levels, and educational sessions will be an enabler for career success and work-life balance for women and ethnically diverse people.

Global Knowledge Exchange

Emerging Markets Exchange – Translation and availability of ISPE’s highly regarded industry Guidance Documents for emerging markets

Global Training and Harmonization Fund – Train and harmonize global regulators in industry best practices By sharing pharmaceutical knowledge through training and the translation of ISPE Guidance Documents, the ISPE Foundation can help foster universal standards and best practices.


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