In 8 days, God willing, I will be inducted as President of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
NCPA was founded in 1898 and represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States.
118 years in existence and I will be the third woman President. I’m still not sure what to do or how to feel about this fun fact. Should I feel like all “Girl Power” proud? I am proud that my two daughters get to see Mom in this role and I don’t want to be seen as the 3rd woman President as much as I want to be seen as a great NCPA President. One who dug deep on her courage to show up with authenticity, energy & tenacity to fight for better patient & provider care.
I was kind of freaking out about all of this, until this morning. I was looking back to see what year I was inducted into leadership. It was so long ago. I found a paper written by my daughter, Stevie-Marie, when she was 8.
I honestly don’t remember this. But I saved it. Thankfully.