Mentoring | HBA


Registration for the 2023 Mentoring Program is now closed.

Enhance your professional success through the power of the HBA network! Since 2014, the HBA Mentoring Program has impacted over 6,000 professionals and advanced women across the industry into influential leadership roles. Now is YOUR time to enhance your skills and competencies so that you can shine and advance in your organization!

A healthy mentoring relationship provides growth opportunities for both mentor and mentee—with the added bonus of enhancing on-the-job performance.

As an HBA Mentoring Program participant, you'll:

  • Gain new perspectives 
  • Set your own goals
  • Learn new skills
  • Chart your career path
  • Find inspiration from established leaders

Become a change maker in your organization today! Join us as we further the development of HBA members, and of our industry as a whole, by advancing the presence and influence of women in all sectors of healthcare including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.



2023 Program Information

This is an HBA members-only program (for mentees, mentors, and connectors). While you don't need to be an HBA member to apply, you must become an HBA member if you are accepted into the program and decide to participate.

Program Timeline

February/March: HBA matches mentors, mentees, and groups based on diverse backgrounds, functional areas, and industries.

March/April: Official program kickoff (matches and circles meet twice monthly from now to program conclusion).

June: Mid-year event with special guest speakers.

October/November: Program conclusion with celebration and reflections.

Program Logistics

HBA Europe, HBA Asia Pacific, and HBA Canada employ a 1:1 mentoring model, meaning that one mentor is paired with one mentee. The program is international and, as such, mentoring pairs usually meet virtually (using Skype, Zoom, phone, etc.), except where mentoring pairs may be co-located.

HBA regions in the United States employ a group mentoring model, meaning that mentoring takes place in groups ("circles"), with most groups made up of two mentors paired with four mentees. (Circle composition may vary slightly depending on the number of applicants and their locations, companies, and mentoring areas of focus.)


Interested in learning more about the HBA Mentoring Program? Check out the recording of the 13 January information session below:


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Want to learn more? Check out the Mentoring Program FAQ page.

For more information on roles and expectations of mentees, mentors, and connectors, please see the left side menu.

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