Woman of the Year Event
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year (WOTY) event
Looking foward to seeing you on Thursday May 14, 2015.
2015 WOTY event
Denice Torres, JD, MBA, president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson company, selected as the 2015 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association 2015 Woman of the Year.
Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA, vice president of external medical communications at Pfizer named 2015 Honorable Mentor. Carol Wells, senior director of commercial training and development at Genentech is honored with the 2015 STAR (Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition).
Denice Torres, JD, MBA, president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson company was named the Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She will be honored at the 26th Woman of the Year event at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday May 14.
Nearly 2,500 leaders across the industry will celebrate during the 26th WOTY event that includes an inspiring luncheon program and innovative networking opportunities. Also lauded will be the HBA Honorable Mentor, Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA, vice president of external medical communications at Pfizer, Carol Wells, senior director of commercial training and development at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, will receive the 2015 STAR (Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition). This event will also laud nearly 100 Rising Stars and Luminaries.
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 leadership style, presence, and savvy. As president of McNeil (a Johnson & Johnson company), Denice Torres, JD, MBA, has been a true change agent, leading the company through an unprecedented time in Johnson & Johnson’s history. Under her exceptional leadership McNeil has seen sales grow at a double-digit rate, reclaiming leadership in several over-the-counter categories as well as #1 healthcare professional recommendation for many of those products. Denice joined Johnson & Johnson in 2004 and served in key leadership roles across all three sectors of Johnson & Johnson -- pharmaceuticals, medical device and consumer.
Created in 2001, the Honorable Mentor award recognizes one individual each year who demonstrates long-term support for the advancement of women in the healthcare industry, has a personal dedication to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and who has been supportive of the HBA’s goals. Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA, vice president of external medical communications at Pfizer is our 2015 Honorable Mentor. Known for his staunch and consistent commitment to diversity, Stuart supports Pfizer’s Women’s Leadership Network and is both a formal and informal mentor to numerous women at Pfizer. He is also an ally across the LGBT community.
Every year since 1999 the HBA honors a volunteer who stands apart as a truly exemplary role model for others and who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the HBA’s strategic goals. Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (STAR) nominations are submitted by the scores of HBA volunteer leaders who've see firsthand the outstanding achievements made by those deserving of this prestigious award. Carol Wells, senior director of commercial training and development at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, was one of the first members of the HBA San Francisco chapter, and has played a significant role in driving and supporting the chapter’s growth. Her commitment to develop and grow women as thought leaders in healthcare is evident and demonstrated by serving as chapter president for two terms while also leading program development since the chapter was established. She was instrumental in creating WOTY West, a celebration of the HBA Woman of the Year held in San Francisco and connected via video link to the event in New York City. Carol was lauded in 2011 with the HBA President’s award.
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