You are invited to attend a virtual leadership seminar, honoring American Pharmacists Month and Zada Cooper’s legacy of leadership. #belikeZada
Healthcare in Iowa is known for its outstanding leaders and innovative thinkers. Nationwide our stakeholders are fully aware that Iowa sets the bar for education, collaboration, and innovation.
Leadership is very much a part of Iowa's healthcare history. Dating back to the early days of pharmacy education, the University of Iowa cultivated pioneers. One of those remarkable leaders was Zada Mary Cooper (1875–1961), who graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1897, and continued as a faculty member until retiring in 1942. She was one of the founders of the Women’s Section of the American Pharmacists Association, founder of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Rho Chi Society, and secretary of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy from 1922 to 1942. She was an advocate of women in pharmacy, and later became known as the “grand and glorious lady of pharmacy.”
The Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium strives to:
• Inspire attendees by inviting leaders to present, engage, and model leadership;
• Encourage all healthcare providers (practitioners, researchers, students, residents, and academicians) to become involved in their profession and community;
• Increase awareness of current and emerging leadership challenges;
• Facilitate and promote connections – students, residents, and practitioners to engage in informal conversation with leaders;
• Inspire all participants to reach out and become leaders; “Big L,” or “Little L;”
• Introduce varying leadership pathways and thoughts on leadership;
• Collaborate and build networks.