By Bhavani Moodabagil, director-at-large, membership
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is in its fourth decade as a global organization dedicated to further the advancement of women in healthcare. With over 6,000 individual members and over 120 corporate partners, it is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills.
Being a member gives you unlimited opportunities for a meaningful return on investment. Make the most of each opportunity.
Network with leaders in the industry; develop leadership skills; learn industry trends from the experts; and give back by supporting other professionals.
Did you know membership also has privileges?
- Benefit from special programs that are designed for members only
- Volunteer on a committee that can help build leadership skills
- Foster mentoring relationship by being a mentor or a mentee
- Get discounted rates for many HBA events and annual leadership conference
- Take advantage while traveling, attend any of the 15 chapter events at member rate
- Sign up for job search assistance through job board.
- Network with over 6000+ members through HBA membership directory
- Renew HBA membership at a discounted rate if in transition
Focused networking: Relationship building is a long term investment.
Attend the next HBA Chicago chapter event and learn from the experts how to navigate your career through networking. Networking starts by making a connection that leads to a meaningful relationship. The value of these relationships begins with being authentic, mutually respectful and providing sincere feedback, and a true commitment to help others.
Network with a purpose.
When attending the next HBA Chicago chapter event, have a purpose, set a challenge for yourself to learn something new, meet new people from a different sector of healthcare or offer to help someone to connect with others. The exchange needs to go on; be a resource and pay it forward.
When making a personal connection understand and appreciate the person you are talking to while finding a common bond. Use the HBA event as an opportunity to meet people who think differently—explore new ways of learning, conducting business and developing teams. Stretch beyond your comfort zone by learning about a new area of focus and getting involved with a group that uses a different skillset. Leverage their expertise and gain new skills to enhance your career. Come join the HBA and create your own special network with whom to share ideas and experiences. Call on them when you need them and be a resource to others who need you. We can all learn something new and help others learn something new; use HBA with its multitude of opportunities to expand your network.