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The HBA Leadership Conference is the premier professional development event for women in healthcare. The annual conference consistently delivers inspiring speakers, active learning, and rich networking opportunities.

The final numbers are in… HBA Chicago Chapter finished the 2009-2010 Mentoring program with 30 participants (11 Mentors, 19 Mentees and 5 Mentoring Circles). A survey of the participants offers insights that will be incorporated into the mentoring program.

The Chicago HBA Chapter introduced a new Banner at the May meeting.  Natalie Benamou from Catalyst Exhibits provided graphic design and produced the banner and Aimee Berner from Giles and Associates Consultancy developed the marketing message and content.

Debra Kurtz, Founder of Kurtz Consulting Inc., reminded the group that ‘networking is about giving not taking’ and that ‘the goal of the evening was not to see how many business cards one could collect but about making a meaningful introduction and finding a point of connection with the other person.”

The HBA San Antonio Chapter drew nearly 200 members of the South Texas healthcare community to a panel discussion on how healthcare reform impacts quality, cost and access to care, as well as healthcare businesses, careers and advocacy efforts.

Resilience, diversity, a strong personal compass and joy were the reigning themes at the 2010 Woman of the Year (WOTY) celebration, the 21st such observance, held May 6 at the New York Hilton.

The Metro Chapter of the HBA will be holding an executive presentation on the evening of June 16, 2010 on the timely topic Pharma 2020: The Vision. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation will be hosting the event at their East Hanover, NJ headquarters.

As our 2009 President Ceci Zak wrote in her year-end  letter the HBA accomplished a great deal in 2009.

The HBA GP Chapter is kicking off its campaign in search of their 1000th phenomenal member.  The 1000th member will be granted paid registration to the HBA Leadership Conference in October in Philadelphia, a special acknowledgment of a special milestone.

Brooke Claussen, Tanika Craig, Kristen M. Dodge, Julie Hakim, Kelly S. Lewis, PharmD, Lindsay Luke, Nancy Martin, MD, and Dawn Palace, PhD represented the Chicago Chapter well while exemplifying true experiential leadership qualities.