May 2019 Membership and Volunteer Update 

The Value of Membership

In a city as increasingly sprawling as Kansas City, it can be challenging to meet other women in healthcare. From St. Joseph to JoCo, Lee’s Summit to Leawood, Overland Park to Olathe — the HBA makes it easy to meet and network with professional women in the greater KC area. 

Here’s a breakdown of the types of industry sectors you can count on to be in your network as a member of HBA Kansas City:

  • 57% biotechs/pharmaceuticals
  • 10% industry service
  • 6% consulting
  • 3% life sciences
  • 3% medical devices
  • 21% other

After 17 years with a major pharma employer in Kansas City, membership in HBA KC gave president Kris Cappo the confidence and connections she needed to land her next job. 

“It was scary to think of looking for another job, but my involvement with the HBA gave me the confidence to reach out to my network when I was ready to start looking for a new position. When it came time to interview, I felt like my leadership experience with the HBA helped differentiate me from other potential candidates.”
- Kris Cappo, president & founding member, HBA Kansas City 

For current members, the HBA recently rolled out an exciting new membership auto-renewal option. Those who sign up for this new feature will receive a free HBA swag gift. Simply log into your HBA profile and click “membership auto-renewal” on the left side of the page. Now there’s nothing to do but enjoy your membership. 

Get Involved

What’s the best way to get the most out of your HBA membership? Become a volunteer. According to a recent survey, 93% of HBA volunteer leaders say their HBA involvement has impacted their career progression.

Volunteering with HBA Kansas City has given me the opportunity to work with inspiring women in healthcare across my city who I never would have encountered previously. I’ve enjoyed applying my skills from the communications field toward supporting marketing for this great chapter.” 
- Carolyn Sobczyk, marketing volunteer, HBA Kansas City 

Open volunteer positions include:

Membership volunteer

The membership team is looking for support with membership recruiting and retention initiatives for the chapter. Work with a large number of businesswomen in healthcare? Open to using your connections to increase chapter membership? This might be the role for you.

Social media volunteer

The marketing team is seeking a volunteer to help with brainstorming, creating and scheduling new Kansas City content for the HBA Midwest social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The social media volunteer has the option to contribute as a member of HBA’s Digital Innovators Group. 

If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, contact Noy Follett

Stay in Touch

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