2018 ACE Awards Luncheon


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Igniting Progress.
Building Momentum.
Making an Impact.
Celebrating Results.

The 2018 ACE Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the organizations elevating women and catalyzing change within our industry.

Join us at this year’s ACE Awards Luncheon as we recognize companies championing the women of our industry today and empowering a more equitable and prosperous workforce of the future.

The HBA is pleased to announce that the ACE Awards Luncheon will feature Lucia Darino from McKinsey & Company who will share insights from the much-anticipated, soon-to-be-released (23 October) and highly-regarded Women in the Workplace study conducted by McKinsey in conjunction with LeanIn.org.  

As the largest study of its kind, the 2018 Women in the Workplace research sheds a robust perspective on the state of women in corporate America and gives organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality. 

With global media attention on women’s workplace issues this year, insights from this report are an extremely timely and appropriate feature to integrate into the ACE Awards celebration that will recognize the work and impact of the 2018 honorees—Pfizer, Insigniam and KPMG—and the previous award recipients who have been igniting progress and building momentum over the last eleven years.

Attendees will also hear from Lisa Henderson, group content director from Pharmaceutical Executive magazine who will introduce the featured McKinsey & Company executive, as well as share her take on Pharmaceutical Executive’s commitment to covering these critical issues in the industry.


Monday, 5 November, 2018
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C. 
Luncheon program: 11 AM -1 PM ET

Claim your seat alongside inspiring industry innovators—HBA’s ACE Awards honorees—past, present and future. Celebrate the progress we’ve made as an industry, learn from this year’s trailblazing companies and walk away inspired to fuel change in your workplace.

This November, we honor three bold organizations for their exemplary workplace initiatives and extraordinary commitment to helping advance women in the business of healthcare.



These honorees join a remarkable roster of past ACE Award recipients, whose work we continue to admire and celebrate.