Roche Diagnostics’ Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was the winner of the 2015 HBA ACE award. The HBA created the award to recognize corporations’ efforts to strengthen the advancement, commitment and engagement of women’s careers in the healthcare industry.
“Roche’s WLI clearly demonstrates a strong commitment to the career advancement of women and their impact on the healthcare industry,” said Wendy White, HBA president. "They demonstrated measurable results in their sustainable program. This has led to enhanced business performance for the company.”
The Roche Diagnostics’ Women’s Leadership Initiative is an employee resource group launched in 2011 to support a Roche global goal of increasing the number of women in key leadership positions. The overall vision of WLI, as captured in the group’s tagline, “Get inspired. Get engaged. Get ahead.,” is to transform Roche leadership by using the power of gender diversity to meet the business needs of the future.
Roche’s WLI works to foster partnerships that help create a community of support and best practices for its female employees while creating a sustainable advantage for Roche Diagnostics.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts with the 2015 HBA ACE award. As part of the overall Roche Diagnostics diversity and inclusion strategy, our Women’s Leadership Initiative has meaningful impact on the development of our leaders,” said Jack Phillips. “We know that focusing on women and diversity is essential to our success and directly impacts our ability to deliver on our purpose of doing now what patients need next.”
The ACE award was presented to Jack Phillips, president and CEO, Roche Diagnostics North America, and WLI advisory board members on November 4 at the 2015 HBA Annual Conference in Atlanta.