Each year the HBA formally recognizes individual members in the industry that demonstrate extraordinary achievements on the job. These HBA awards have achieved such recognition that they are now special annual events attracting thousands of participants.
The HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY) award honors one senior woman whose accomplishments have resulted in significant contributions to the healthcare industry. She is an inspiration to all because of her style, presence, and leadership savvy. Our WOTY is supportive of the HBA and its mission to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide and serving as a catalyst for the leadership development of women in healthcare.
HBA Rising Stars are professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields. Nominated by HBA's corporate members, the Rising Stars represent various career stages and disciplines, and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements and proven attention to furthering their careers.
The HBA created the Honorable Mentor award in 2001 to annually honor one man who has demonstrated long-term support of the advancement of women in the healthcare industry. Specifically the honoree must have a personal dedication to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and be actively supportive of the HBA.
In 1999, the HBA established its Star Volunteer award to honor one member who has made a significant commitment and contribution to the association and its members. In 2011 the HBA re-titled the award STAR: Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition.
Since the HBA began honoring Rising Stars in 1998, we’ve recognized over 1,000 talented women from our Corporate Partner organizations. 2014 is a very special year for the HBA - it is a year of celebration. The HBA was incorporated 35 years ago and celebrates the silver anniversary of the Woman of the Year event. As a tribute to this milestone and to the women who make this industry shine, we will honor 25 past Rising Stars who have made a significant impact on the healthcare industry and/or experienced significant career advancement since receiving their Rising Star award.
The HBA has a long tradition of honoring individual contributions. With the ACE (Advancement, Committment, Engagement) Award, the association formally recognizes corporate initiatives that advance and enhance the careers of women in healthcare-related industries.