Awards | HBA


Recognizing outstanding individuals and companies who are working to advance the impact and influence of women in healthcare helps the HBA to further our mission.

Throughout the year, the HBA honors extraordinary individuals and leading companies at high-profile events in May and November.

Our annual Woman of the Year event is held in New York City in May and recognizes three honorees -  the Woman of the Year, the Honorable Mentor and the STAR Volunteer.

HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY)
The HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY) award honors one senior professional who has made significant contributions to the business of healthcare. She is an inspiration to all because of her leadership style, industry influence and business acumen. Just as importantly, during her career, the WOTY has worked to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide and serves as a catalyst for the leadership development of women in the workforce.

HBA Honorable Mentor
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.

In 1999, the HBA established the Star Volunteer award to honor one member who has made a significant commitment and contribution to the association and its members. In 2011, the HBA re-titled the award  STAR: Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition.

HBA Rising Stars
HBA Rising Stars are professionals in the early stages of their career. They represent various sectors of the healthcare industry and are designated by HBA's corporate partner organizations. The honor recognizes individuals’ outstanding performance, commitment to excellence and valuable contributions to their companies’ success. 

HBA Luminaries
HBA Luminaries are professionals with more than 20 years of professional industry experience, serve as a role model in their company, actively mentor and sponsor others and are a shining example of transformational leadership that the organization wants to formally recognize.

ACE Award
The HBA’s ACE (Advancement, Commitment, Engagement) Award, formally recognizes corporate initiatives that advance and enhance the careers of women in healthcare-related industries.

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