2023 Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor, and STAR Nominations | HBA

2023 Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor, and STAR Nominations

With exceptional women and men making an impactful difference in our industry, YOU likely know a colleague or executive who merits global recognition for their role as an exceptional leader and equitable workplace advocate.   

HBA’s annual Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor, and STAR awards are a high-profile opportunity to celebrate individuals recognized as game changers who have:

  • Driven innovation
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership
  • Fostered an inclusive environment in the workplace that supports women and is working to bring about greater health equity and outcomes.

2023 Honorees will be recognized 16 May at our event in New York City. This annual tradition brings together influential executives, sponsors, and media to celebrate these award recipients on a global—in person and virtual—stage.
 
The submission process is simple and requires a few key steps:

  • Complete the Nomination Form including responses to questions about how your nominee meets the requirements
  • Include (via upload) up to five letters of recommendation (each, no more than 400 words or less)
  • Submit entry fee payment of $300/€292 for each for Woman of the Year and Honorable Mentor (no fee for STAR nominations)

Applications will be accepted through 21 October. You will be notified with the results by email or a phone call in early December. Regardless of the outcome, thank you for taking the time to put together a submission to recognize individuals who deserve the larger spotlight.
 
Woman of the Year Nominations:
In its 33rd year, the Woman of the Year award shines the spotlight on women with tenured experience who have significantly contributed to the healthcare industry. In their roles, these game changers have helped drive innovation, global leadership change and/or scientific advancements, served as mentors and fostered an inclusive environment in the workplace that is working to bring about greater health equity and outcomes for all women.

Access the nomination form.

Questions include:

  • Please share specific examples of how the nominee has made significant contributions and driven impactful progress in the healthcare industry (less than 400 words)
  • Share details on how the nominee has demonstrated exceptional leadership and established a culture of workplace innovation and progress (less than 400 words)
  • Describe how the nominee has initiated and fostered equitable practices in the workplace that support and champion women. Examples could include mentoring/sponsoring female talent, hiring or promoting female leaders, launching or sponsoring internal DE&I initiatives, facilitating connections that lead to advancement (less than 400 words)

Honorable Mentor Nominations:
In its 22nd year, the Honorable Mentor award recognizes male leaders who have served as exceptional mentors and/or sponsors for women in the industry. Historically, industry men garnering this recognition have demonstrated a long term commitment to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and have been an engaged and passionate advocate for the HBA.

Access the nomination form.

Questions include:

  • Please share specific examples of how the nominee has mentored or sponsored industry women, and been a significant ally for women. (less than 400 words)

  • Share details on how the nominee has demonstrated exceptional leadership and established a culture of workplace equity, innovation, and progress. (less than 400 words)

  • Describe how the nominee has worked to support and advocate for the HBA and its mission. (less than 400 words)

     

STAR Nominations:
HBA STAR nominations are submitted by scores of fellow volunteer leaders who've seen firsthand the outstanding efforts made by those deserving of this award. Candidates are the most senior and impactful volunteer leaders at the HBA and the award recipient is selected because of the significant and global impact they have made to the association over the years.

Access the nomination form.

Questions include:

  • Please list roles and dates the nominee held as an HBA volunteer
  • Describe how the nominee has actively supported the HBA and its mission throughout their involvement
  • Provide examples of how the nominee has initiated and supported equitable practices that have helped to advance women in the workplace