Leadership Awards

Regional Excellence award
The Regional Excellence award is to recognize an entire regional council that has excelled in an area of regional operations that exceeded the HBA’s membership and/or financial targets for region and chapter.

Regional Leader Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted their region and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

Chapter Leader Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted their chapter and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

Programming Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted programming, fostered collaboration and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

Corporate Relations Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted corporate relations, fostered collaboration and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

Marketing and Communication Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted marketing and communications, fostered collaboration and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

Engagement Achievement award
This award is to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that positively impacted member engagement, fostered collaboration and promoted overall excellence in furthering the HBA mission.

(Affinity Group Award) Women in Science LEAD award
Intended to recognize one volunteer from the affinity group who is deserving of highly distinguishing recognition as a result of having demonstrated excellence in sustained contributions; positively impacted the affinity group and its ongoing success; exemplified leadership excellence overall; and demonstrated dedication to the HBA mission of furthering the mission and vision of gender parity.

(Affinity Group Award) Women in Science Marie Curie Innovation award    
The Marie Curie award recognizes an innovation (a program, project, process, solution or strategy) that has had a significant impact on the chapter or region. The recipient has followed through on this innovation from concept to implementation and has had a clear and measurable impact on the chapter/region or the HBA overall.

Women in Science Everest award
The Everest award honors a significant accomplishment that went above and beyond the call of duty or was considered previously impossible. The recipient has shown a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the HBA and extended themselves to help others with a high degree of excellence, professionalism, positivity and integrity in their work. She overcame a significant challenge and/or made a sacrifice to ensure an initiative, program and/or project was executed properly.