Mission and core purpose | HBA

Mission and core purpose

Core purpose

To further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.


The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to:

  • achieving gender parity in leadership positions
  • facilitating career and business connections
  • providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent

The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy, and recognition of individuals and companies.

Core values: 

Relevance: Demonstrated by visionary leadership, forward-looking strategy and the perseverance to drive change; evidenced in achievement of measurable progress on gender-parity and member engagement.

Integrity: Demonstrated by honesty, transparency and accountability; evidenced in an earned reputation for professionalism, trustworthiness, and value.

Community: Demonstrated by mutual trust and respect, appreciation of the value of diverse perspectives and the power of inclusion; evidenced in a culture that values relationships and the power of a broad, collaborative business network.

Engagement: Demonstrated by personal involvement, supportive behavior, dedicated volunteers, and a collective commitment to actively helping other women succeed; evidenced in mutual support, active advocacy of a common cause, and personal initiative.