2022 International Women's Day | HBA

2022 International Women's Day

Celebrate #IWD2022 (8 March) with HBA's regions and affinity groups!

Take advantage of a full day of educational and networking events surrounding this year’s theme #BreakTheBias.

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. This is the future we work toward at the HBA.

Each year on International Women’s Day, we honor how far we’ve come and acknowledge the work still ahead of us. In 2022, we're doing that with eight hours of FREE, live global programming for HBA members*.

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Not an HBA Member? You can still attend! Register for each event at the links listed below

8:00 - 9:00 AM ET: Creating Inclusive Workplaces - Hosted by HBA New England
Ensuring your workplace is inclusive takes work to make sure everyone's voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and goals and progress are measured. Please join us and hear from our speaker Zinna Mongillo, HR Business Partner at Bausch Health Companies.
Register: Member; Non-member

10:00 - 11:00 AM ET: Thriving in a Biased World - Hosted by HBA Midwest
This will be a panel discussion which will bring forth positive actions that work and additional ideas for change. Join the HBA Midwest Region with panelists Susan Childs, Heather Lazarides, and Jhaymee Tynan, to envision how the workplace and the world will look as we strive to make a difference. We'll be discussing the complex experiences women of color, working mothers, OUS professionals, and the beneficial impact of mentors and professional networks.
Register: Member; Non-member

12:00 - 1:00 PM ET: How We All Fight Bias - Hosted by HBA Europe
International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reinforce the fact that we all have a role to play in forging a more diverse and inclusive world. You will have the chance to hear from HBA Europe Regional Chair Sabine Hutchison and HBA Europe Education and Events President Diana Calderhead. Join one of three engaging breakout sessions with inspiring speakers and moderators curated by our valued HBA Europe chapters. After the breakouts, we’ll debrief together our commitments and takeaways from each breakout session.
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2:00 - 3:00 PM ET: Breaking Down Biases- Intimate Conversations with Women of Color - Hosted by the HBA Women of Color Affinity Group
Join the HBA Women of Color affinity group as we present two dynamic senior female leaders changing the narrative for women and people of color in the healthcare industry. This event will feature Roberta Duncan, Seqirus' VP, mRNA Program Lead, and Jewel Jones, Real Chemistry's Health Equity & Justice Practice Leader. This live, interactive panel discussion will build awareness around the impact of bias on WoC/PoC in the workplace and in healthcare, through shared stories. As racial and ethnic diversity increases across our nation, it is imperative that all people intentionally confront and find ways to mitigate our biases.
Register: Member; Non-member

3:00 - 4:00 PM ET: Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success - Hosted by HBA Pacific
There is no doubt that our workplace is becoming more diverse which increases the potential for more biases towards our colleagues and clients. Bias scenarios and real-world cases and examples will be discussed. Several individual and organizational strategies to minimize bias will be provided.
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4:00 - 5:00 PM ET: IWD Storytelling - Jointly hosted by HBA NY/NJ/CT and HBA Canada
To celebrate the 2022 International Women's Day, the HBA NY/NJ/CT and HBA Canada regions will showcase the personal stories of four dynamic healthcare leaders. Following the IWD 2022 theme of #BreakTheBias, each storyteller will share their experience with identifying, addressing, and ultimately overcoming bias. Join us in an intimate setting to be inspired and celebrate these moments, big and small, that can be a catalyst for change.
Register: Member; Non-member

5:00 - 6:00 PM ET: Showing Up and Showing Off: Give Yourself Permission To Do So! - Hosted by HBA Southeast
Now more than ever, women need to give themselves permission to break the bias but with a growth mindset, courage, and heart! Your commitment, effort, and expertise deserve to be rewarded-but you have to put yourself out there if you want it to happen. Join HBA Southeast as we gather together to hear how showing up and showing off will help you find that emotional power, reignite your confidence, change the way you speak to yourself, help you work through the fear, and doubt that holds you back from expressing your unique qualities and prevents you from unleashing your potential.
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6:00 - 7:00 PM ET: Visualizing Your Career Path - Hosted by HBA Suburban Delaware Valley
Join Angela Steel, PhD, Founder and Chief Strengths Officer of Fundamentals Coaching, as she shares how you can visualize your career path. Learn more about soft skills and how they are often the key to learning and growing in a role, your next promotion, developing leadership skills, transitioning to a brand-new position, or pivoting your career in a new direction.
Register: Member; Non-member

Check out these other events happening in March. Separate registration required.

9 March - 12:00 PM ET - Male Allyship is an Action, Not a Declaration: Insights from the C-Suite - Presented by HBA Europe
Gender equity in the workplace has profound benefits for all within it. However, the heavy responsibility in progressing systemic change has conventionally fallen on one group. It should not be this way. Male allyship is an important virtue to foster and encourage in this pursuit. This event sheds light on how this looks like among industry leaders.

10 March - 8:00 PM ET - Breaking the Cultural Bias with Mentorship - Presented by HBA APAC
The International Women's Day theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias, which highlights the importance of challenging biases and misconceptions in the interest of creating a more inclusive and gender-equal world. Listen to our panelists Shayonee Batra, Krista Fieselmann, Fernando Otero, and Jiraporn Puangsombat discuss how they have leveraged mentoring and reverse mentoring to break the biases.

14 March - 12:00 PM ET - Find your Fit – What are Affinity Groups and Which ones are Right for me? - Presented by HBA Global Affinity Groups
Connecting people is what we do best! And the best way to meet like-minded individuals is to participate in one (or more!) of our HBA affinity groups. HBA members have the exclusive opportunity to join, participate in, and collaborate with our affinity groups. This event will showcase our different HBA affinity groups. Find out what each community is all about, what programs and events are offered, and most importantly how to join them!


*Please note that space is limited and first come, first served on the day of. Please arrive early to the virtual platform to join in the celebrations! 

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