On-the-Go Women Feel Lack of Accomplishment at Day's End

National Association for Female Executives and Pharmacia Corporation

Team To Help Women Gain Control of Their Schedules



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pharmacia Corporation

    ST. LOUIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three out of four executive women are
 striving to improve the balance between work and the other aspects of their
 lives, found Spencer Stuart, the third largest executive search firm
 worldwide, in a survey conducted in 2000.  Moreover, 64 percent of women feel
 a lack of accomplishment at the end of a hectic day and want more time to find
 balance in their lives, according to a survey conducted by a New Jersey-based
 research firm and funded by Pharmacia Corporation.  Time-challenged St. Louis
 women can now obtain expert advice on simplifying their lives, streamlining
 responsibilities and making time to manage their own health care needs through
 an innovative program designed to help women gain control over their hectic
 schedules.
     Ronni Eisenberg, a nationally recognized time management expert and
 best-selling author of "Organize Yourself!" and eight other time management
 books, is working with the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
 and Pharmacia Corporation, makers of LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive
 Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate and estradiol cypionate injectable
 suspension), on the "What Women Want(TM): Control" program.  As part of the
 program, Eisenberg will identify daily activities that needlessly consume a
 woman's time while sharing strategies to overcome these time-consuming
 obstacles.
     "As the primary caregiver for their partners, children and aging parents,
 women need to learn how to make time for themselves and their own needs," says
 Ronni Eisenberg.  "One way is to take advantage of technological advances that
 will streamline their full schedules.  For instance, women can shop on-line,
 use a hand-held electronic organizer to consolidate lists, or take advantage
 of products and services that eliminate daily worries.  For example, products
 like physician-prescribed LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection, a
 once-a-month birth control option may provide relief from the daily hassle of
 remembering to take a pill."
     The "What Women Want(TM): Control" event will take place at the Radisson
 Hotel in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, April 26, 2001.  Additional workshops will
 be held in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Miami.  The
 "What Women Want(TM): Control" program is an extension of ongoing efforts by
 Pharmacia to facilitate easier access to injectable birth control for today's
 on-the-go woman.
     "We're delighted to partner with Pharmacia to offer women ideas on how to
 organize their hectic lives," says Melissa Wahl, executive director, NAFE,
 part of Working Woman Network.  "We constantly receive requests from women
 executives for suggestions on achieving better work/life balance.
 Collaboration with Pharmacia to implement these workshops will provide women
 in St. Louis and around the country with some tools to achieve a work/life
 balance goal."
 
     Women Need More Balance
     Today, three in every five adult women are in the workforce compared to
 less than two in five women in 1960(1).  The Spencer Stuart survey found that
 66 percent of women work 46 to 60 hours a week, and 22 percent work 61 to 75
 hours a week.  The survey also found that 28 percent of women spend only 26 to
 30 hours a week with their family and friends.  While women are looking for
 balance in their lives, they are not necessarily looking to work fewer
 hours -- just to be more efficient and organized.
     "With the world becoming more fast-paced, today's woman is juggling the
 demands of her professional and personal lives," says Eisenberg.  "By
 consolidating daily activities, a woman can create more free time.  Checking
 off more items on the daily 'to-do' list can have a significant impact on her
 well-being."
     Women interested in attending the event should call the NAFE national
 office at 1-800-927-NAFE or e-mail Hannah Bruel, NAFE Marketing Coordinator,
 at Hannah.bruel@nafe.com.  The first 100 attendees at each event will receive
 a complimentary copy of Eisenberg's latest book, Organize Your Business
 Travel!
 
     About NAFE
     The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the largest women's
 professional association and the largest women business owners' organization
 in the country, provides resources and services - through education,
 networking, and public advocacy -- to empower its members to achieve career
 success and financial security.  Founded in 1972, NAFE has more than 125,000
 members in the U.S. and internationally, including 30,000 women business
 owners.  NAFE is a division of WorkingWomenNetwork, which also owns Working
 Woman and Working Mother magazines, WorkingWoman.com, "100 Best Companies for
 Working Mothers," "Working Woman 500," Business Women's Network and the Women
 & Minority Business Exchange (WMBX).
 
     More About LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection
     LUNELLE(TM) is a combined hormonal injectable birth control method that
 offers women the convenience of once-a-month dosing.  When administered every
 28-30 days, not to exceed 33 days, LUNELLE(TM) is 99 percent effective and
 offers women protection from pregnancy without having to think about daily
 pill taking.  Most women on LUNELLE(TM) start ovulating two to three months
 after their last injection.
     To help remember when to receive their LUNELLE(TM) injection each month,
 women can register to receive an e-mail reminder through
 http://www.lunelle.com that will notify them when the window of time to
 receive their next injection is approaching.
     LUNELLE(TM) does not protect against HIV/AIDS and other sexually
 transmitted diseases. LUNELLE(TM) is not appropriate for all women, including
 those with known or suspected pregnancy, unexplained vaginal bleeding or a
 history of liver disease, stroke or heart attacks.  Women who are breast-
 feeding should not use LUNELLE(TM).  Serious risks that can be life
 threatening include blood clots, stroke and heart attack.  Cigarette smoking
 increases these risks, especially for women who are over 35 and smoke 15 or
 more cigarettes a day.  Women using LUNELLE(TM) are strongly advised not to
 smoke.
     During the first few months of taking LUNELLE(TM), most women have a
 change in their periods, which may include no bleeding, irregular bleeding or
 spotting.  This change may continue with use in up to one third of women.  In
 studies, while some women lost weight on LUNELLE(TM), the average change was
 an increase of four pounds in the first year.  Some women gained 10 or more
 pounds in the first year.
 
     About Pharmacia Corporation
     Pharmacia Corporation has a long history of developing and marketing
 products for women's health.  Currently the company offers a diverse portfolio
 of products for conditions that affect women, including contraception,
 menopause, breast cancer, overactive bladder and rheumatoid arthritis.
     Looking forward, the company remains committed to developing and investing
 in products that advance the health and enhance the lives of women.
     Pharmacia Corporation (NYSE:   PHA) is a leading global pharmaceutical
 company created through the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn with Monsanto Company
 and its G.D. Searle unit.  Pharmacia has a broad product portfolio, a robust
 pipeline of new medicines, and an annual investment of more than $2 billion in
 pharmaceutical research and development.
 
     Certain statements contained in this release, such as statements
 concerning the Company's anticipated financial results, current and new
 product performance, regulatory approvals, currency impact and other non-
 historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).  Since these statements
 are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may
 differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
 statements.  Such factors include, among others: management's ability to
 implement - strategic initiatives; the Company's ability to successfully
 market new and existing products in new and existing domestic and
 international markets; the success of the Company's research and development
 activities and the speed with which regulatory authorizations and product
 roll-outs may be achieved; fluctuations in exchange rates; the effects of the
 Company's accounting policies and general changes in generally accepted
 accounting principles; the Company's exposure to product liability and other
 lawsuits and contingencies related to actual or alleged environmental
 contamination; domestic and foreign social, legal and political developments,
 especially those relating to health care reform and product liabilities;
 general economic and business conditions; the Company's ability to attract and
 retain current management and other employees of the Company; and other risks
 and factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
 filings, including its Proxy Statement and Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 1999.
 
     For more information about the "What Women Want(TM): Control" program, log
 onto http://www.nafe.com.
 
     For more information on LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection,
 including full prescribing information and Pharmacia Corporation, please
 contact us at 1-800-752-8779 or visit http://www.lunelle.com.  For physician
 and pharmacist information on LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection
 please call 1-800-253-8600, ext. 3-8244.
 
     LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection is a trademark of Pharmacia
 Corporation
 
     What Women Want(TM) is a trademark of Pharmacia Corporation
 
     (1)  Costello C, et al.  The American Woman 1999-2000.
          W.W. Norton & Company: New York.  1998.  Pg. 261.
 
 

SOURCE Pharmacia Corporation
    ST. LOUIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three out of four executive women are
 striving to improve the balance between work and the other aspects of their
 lives, found Spencer Stuart, the third largest executive search firm
 worldwide, in a survey conducted in 2000.  Moreover, 64 percent of women feel
 a lack of accomplishment at the end of a hectic day and want more time to find
 balance in their lives, according to a survey conducted by a New Jersey-based
 research firm and funded by Pharmacia Corporation.  Time-challenged St. Louis
 women can now obtain expert advice on simplifying their lives, streamlining
 responsibilities and making time to manage their own health care needs through
 an innovative program designed to help women gain control over their hectic
 schedules.
     Ronni Eisenberg, a nationally recognized time management expert and
 best-selling author of "Organize Yourself!" and eight other time management
 books, is working with the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
 and Pharmacia Corporation, makers of LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive
 Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate and estradiol cypionate injectable
 suspension), on the "What Women Want(TM): Control" program.  As part of the
 program, Eisenberg will identify daily activities that needlessly consume a
 woman's time while sharing strategies to overcome these time-consuming
 obstacles.
     "As the primary caregiver for their partners, children and aging parents,
 women need to learn how to make time for themselves and their own needs," says
 Ronni Eisenberg.  "One way is to take advantage of technological advances that
 will streamline their full schedules.  For instance, women can shop on-line,
 use a hand-held electronic organizer to consolidate lists, or take advantage
 of products and services that eliminate daily worries.  For example, products
 like physician-prescribed LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection, a
 once-a-month birth control option may provide relief from the daily hassle of
 remembering to take a pill."
     The "What Women Want(TM): Control" event will take place at the Radisson
 Hotel in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, April 26, 2001.  Additional workshops will
 be held in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Miami.  The
 "What Women Want(TM): Control" program is an extension of ongoing efforts by
 Pharmacia to facilitate easier access to injectable birth control for today's
 on-the-go woman.
     "We're delighted to partner with Pharmacia to offer women ideas on how to
 organize their hectic lives," says Melissa Wahl, executive director, NAFE,
 part of Working Woman Network.  "We constantly receive requests from women
 executives for suggestions on achieving better work/life balance.
 Collaboration with Pharmacia to implement these workshops will provide women
 in St. Louis and around the country with some tools to achieve a work/life
 balance goal."
 
     Women Need More Balance
     Today, three in every five adult women are in the workforce compared to
 less than two in five women in 1960(1).  The Spencer Stuart survey found that
 66 percent of women work 46 to 60 hours a week, and 22 percent work 61 to 75
 hours a week.  The survey also found that 28 percent of women spend only 26 to
 30 hours a week with their family and friends.  While women are looking for
 balance in their lives, they are not necessarily looking to work fewer
 hours -- just to be more efficient and organized.
     "With the world becoming more fast-paced, today's woman is juggling the
 demands of her professional and personal lives," says Eisenberg.  "By
 consolidating daily activities, a woman can create more free time.  Checking
 off more items on the daily 'to-do' list can have a significant impact on her
 well-being."
     Women interested in attending the event should call the NAFE national
 office at 1-800-927-NAFE or e-mail Hannah Bruel, NAFE Marketing Coordinator,
 at Hannah.bruel@nafe.com.  The first 100 attendees at each event will receive
 a complimentary copy of Eisenberg's latest book, Organize Your Business
 Travel!
 
     About NAFE
     The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), the largest women's
 professional association and the largest women business owners' organization
 in the country, provides resources and services - through education,
 networking, and public advocacy -- to empower its members to achieve career
 success and financial security.  Founded in 1972, NAFE has more than 125,000
 members in the U.S. and internationally, including 30,000 women business
 owners.  NAFE is a division of WorkingWomenNetwork, which also owns Working
 Woman and Working Mother magazines, WorkingWoman.com, "100 Best Companies for
 Working Mothers," "Working Woman 500," Business Women's Network and the Women
 & Minority Business Exchange (WMBX).
 
     More About LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection
     LUNELLE(TM) is a combined hormonal injectable birth control method that
 offers women the convenience of once-a-month dosing.  When administered every
 28-30 days, not to exceed 33 days, LUNELLE(TM) is 99 percent effective and
 offers women protection from pregnancy without having to think about daily
 pill taking.  Most women on LUNELLE(TM) start ovulating two to three months
 after their last injection.
     To help remember when to receive their LUNELLE(TM) injection each month,
 women can register to receive an e-mail reminder through
 http://www.lunelle.com that will notify them when the window of time to
 receive their next injection is approaching.
     LUNELLE(TM) does not protect against HIV/AIDS and other sexually
 transmitted diseases. LUNELLE(TM) is not appropriate for all women, including
 those with known or suspected pregnancy, unexplained vaginal bleeding or a
 history of liver disease, stroke or heart attacks.  Women who are breast-
 feeding should not use LUNELLE(TM).  Serious risks that can be life
 threatening include blood clots, stroke and heart attack.  Cigarette smoking
 increases these risks, especially for women who are over 35 and smoke 15 or
 more cigarettes a day.  Women using LUNELLE(TM) are strongly advised not to
 smoke.
     During the first few months of taking LUNELLE(TM), most women have a
 change in their periods, which may include no bleeding, irregular bleeding or
 spotting.  This change may continue with use in up to one third of women.  In
 studies, while some women lost weight on LUNELLE(TM), the average change was
 an increase of four pounds in the first year.  Some women gained 10 or more
 pounds in the first year.
 
     About Pharmacia Corporation
     Pharmacia Corporation has a long history of developing and marketing
 products for women's health.  Currently the company offers a diverse portfolio
 of products for conditions that affect women, including contraception,
 menopause, breast cancer, overactive bladder and rheumatoid arthritis.
     Looking forward, the company remains committed to developing and investing
 in products that advance the health and enhance the lives of women.
     Pharmacia Corporation (NYSE:   PHA) is a leading global pharmaceutical
 company created through the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn with Monsanto Company
 and its G.D. Searle unit.  Pharmacia has a broad product portfolio, a robust
 pipeline of new medicines, and an annual investment of more than $2 billion in
 pharmaceutical research and development.
 
     Certain statements contained in this release, such as statements
 concerning the Company's anticipated financial results, current and new
 product performance, regulatory approvals, currency impact and other non-
 historical facts are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).  Since these statements
 are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may
 differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
 statements.  Such factors include, among others: management's ability to
 implement - strategic initiatives; the Company's ability to successfully
 market new and existing products in new and existing domestic and
 international markets; the success of the Company's research and development
 activities and the speed with which regulatory authorizations and product
 roll-outs may be achieved; fluctuations in exchange rates; the effects of the
 Company's accounting policies and general changes in generally accepted
 accounting principles; the Company's exposure to product liability and other
 lawsuits and contingencies related to actual or alleged environmental
 contamination; domestic and foreign social, legal and political developments,
 especially those relating to health care reform and product liabilities;
 general economic and business conditions; the Company's ability to attract and
 retain current management and other employees of the Company; and other risks
 and factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission
 filings, including its Proxy Statement and Form 10-K for the year ended
 December 31, 1999.
 
     For more information about the "What Women Want(TM): Control" program, log
 onto http://www.nafe.com.
 
     For more information on LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection,
 including full prescribing information and Pharmacia Corporation, please
 contact us at 1-800-752-8779 or visit http://www.lunelle.com.  For physician
 and pharmacist information on LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection
 please call 1-800-253-8600, ext. 3-8244.
 
     LUNELLE(TM) Monthly Contraceptive Injection is a trademark of Pharmacia
 Corporation
 
     What Women Want(TM) is a trademark of Pharmacia Corporation
 
     (1)  Costello C, et al.  The American Woman 1999-2000.
          W.W. Norton & Company: New York.  1998.  Pg. 261.
 
 SOURCE  Pharmacia Corporation