The month of March is a time for celebration, empowerment, and recognition of women around the world. As a Women Owned Business, Waldner’s is thrilled to honor this occasion by shining a spotlight on the remarkable women leaders within our industry.

Throughout March, our ‘Women’s History Month Spotlight Series’ will feature various women making transformative strides in our field. Each spotlight will offer a glimpse into the inspiring journeys of these remarkable individuals.

Our next spotlight is on Khalida Nisimova Pharm.D. MHA, Pharmacy Manager of Outpatient/Specialty Department at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

1. What is the proudest moment in your career journey thus far?

“The highlight of my career journey thus far has been transitioning to a new job while concurrently pursing my Master’s in Healthcare Administration at Columbia University in person amidst the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

2. Share a challenge you have faced in your career and how you overcame it.

In the beginning of 2020, I quit my successful pharmacy manager retail job and decided to pursue a hospital management position. Two months in this new position, the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. My new role has definitely tested me, from distributing lifesaving medications that were difficult to source due to nationwide shortages, to providing the first Covid-19 vaccines to our patients, to creating contingency plans to cover staffing shortages, I have done it all.

3. What advice would you give to the next generation of women in the workplace?

My advice to the next generation of women is to believe in yourself, advocate for your worth, find mentors and never give up. Your voice matters, so speak up, take risks and remember every change is an opportunity.”