Schedule of events

If it’s springtime in New York, it must be WOTY.

All events take place on Thursday, 6 May. Schedule is subject to change.

9:00 AM ET (6:00 AM PT / 4:00 PM CET)
Platform opens – Embrace the limitless potential of virtual
Explore the platform and create your individual profile—optimize your experience!
Take this time to hear stories from HBA leaders, engage with sponsors, sign the digital guestbook for Sandra, Rod and Susan, and share your best selfie. Don't forget to set your intentions for the day and put a pep in your step with our 2021 Woman of the Year Spotify playlist and dive in.

10:00 AM ET (7:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM CET)
Face-to-Face micro-community meet-ups
Meet and mingle with your friends and colleagues by joining a micro-community meet-up (come early! space is limited)

10:45 AM ET (7:45 AM PT / 5:45 PM CET)
Red carpet spotlights
We aren’t skipping red-carpet moments! Head to the main stage to see who’s who before the program begins at 11 AM ET sharp.

11:00 AM ET (8:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CET)
Woman of the Year program

Welcome to WOTY with Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey
Breakthrough strategist, and 2020 HBA Annual Conference keynote

Event Emcee

Christine Miller, HBA advisory board member
president and CEO, Melinta Therapeutics

Opening Remarks

Laurie Cooke
president and CEO, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

20th Anniversary of the Honorable Mentor Award – Celebration Toast

Reflections from the 2019 HBA Woman of the Year

Sharon Callahan
chief client officer, Omnicom Health Group and CEO, TBWA\WorldHealth

2021 HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries Recognition (Companies A-F)

2021 HBA STAR Presentation

Susan Torroella
chief executive officer, ArmadaHealth

2021 HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries Recognition (Companies G-N)

Guest CEO Appearance

Albert Bourla
CEO, Pfizer Inc

2021 HBA Honorable Mentor Award Presentation

Rod MacKenzie
chief development officer and EVP, Pfizer

2021 HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries Recognition (Companies O-Z)

Guest CEO Appearance

Bill Anderson
CEO, Roche Pharmaceuticals

2021 HBA Woman of the Year Award Presentation

Sandra J. Horning
former chief medical officer and head of global product development, Genentech and Roche

Closing Celebration

1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT / 8:00 PM CET)    
After-Party Celebration

It’s time to celebrate and connect with friends, new and old. Through Gatherly's one-of-a-kind video technology, attendees will engage in energizing relationship-building experiences unique to the HBA. Chrome browser is recommended. Check your system's settings and read about attendee best practices.