|HBA WC Board: Rebecca, Melissa, Nancy, Nidhi, Ana | Photo Creds: Anita|
Following the success of its first two events, inaugural event and ConnectCafe, HBA West Chester hosted an outstanding third event, "Meet the HBA: Happy Hour" at the vibrant Twenty9 restaurant and bar in Malvern on 10 April. The goal of the event was to provide an opportunity for members and HBA friends to meet, network and learn about the HBA. The event’s turnout was phenomenal with 40 attendees and provided an excellent casual setting to learn about the HBA and to create deep professional and personal connections.
HBA West Chester board directors Ana Ladino and Nidhi Saxena welcomed and greeted guests as the event kicked off at 5:30 PM. After a quick introduction in the beginning of the event, the attendees networked their way with attendees from all walks of healthcare.
The event featured a cash bar and opportunity to grab munchies offered at the reserved tables, as well as to order lighter fare at the bar. Overall the event atmosphere was filled with energy, laughter, sparkle and a warm welcome to existing and prospective members of the HBA. Attendees attested to have learned about HBA West Chester volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.
In addition to the networking, happy hour provided an avenue for long lasting friendship with women and men alike. The mission of the HBA to advance gender parity was clearly evident with the participation and attendance of men and women in the happy hour. And isn’t that what HBA is all about?
HBA West Chester looks forward to seeing you at our upcoming events:
- 18 April – New Member Orientation Conference Call
- 22 May – You're Worth It! Negotiating Employment Contracts, Promotions and Quantifying Your Value. Register before 17 April for an early saver discount.