Rising Star

HBA Rising Stars are professionals in the early stages of their career*. They represent various sectors of the healthcare industry and are designated by HBA's Corporate Partner organizations. Each eligible Corporate Partner organization designates one or two** Rising Stars who meet the following criteria:

  • Is an employee of an HBA Corporate Partner company
  • Is in the first 15 to 20 years of her professional career*
  • Contributes significantly to her organization, preferably in numerous areas
  • Exemplifies leadership and is a role model for others
  • Assists those in subordinate or peer positions and is a team player
  • Exhibits dedication to the healthcare industry
  • Is a true example of top talent that your organization wants to formally recognize

*Early career stage is defined as up to 20 years of professional industry experience. (Please note that this criterion is new and not applicable to previously named Rising Stars)
**Purple Package includes two designees – can be either a Rising Star and/or a Luminary

Rising Stars are honored as leaders in the healthcare industry along with other award recipients at the annual Women of the Year (WOTY) event that attracts over 2,000 industry women and men.

Rising Stars receive significant recognition including:

  • Personal recognition from the podium
  • Inclusion in all promotional materials for the event
  • Acknowledgement in the special May issue of PharmaVOICE magazine
  • Being highlighted on the HBA website
  • Invitation to the Rising Star/Luminary breakfast at the HBA Annual Conference
  • Invitations to participate in key HBA chapter and corporate volunteer committees – gaining access to thought leaders, great visibility within the industry and experiential leadership opportunities

2014 Rising Stars

2013 Rising Stars

2012 Rising Stars

2011 Rising Stars

2010 Rising Stars

2009 Rising Stars

2008 Rising Stars

2007 Rising Stars

HBA Wall of Recognition

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