CONTENTS 6 A United Force Convenes at HBA’s Annual Conference 18 Unwavering Purpose – Perspective from HBA’s Woman of the Year 26 2018 ACE Award Honorees’ Best Practices on Leadership Initiatives 38 Time for Talk is Over. Gender Parity Collaborative Pushes for Action 14 HBA’s European Leadership Summit – A Successful Pièce de Résistance 22 Take Note: HBA Volunteer Leaders Plan for 2019 32 Leading the Charge. Corporate Partners Igniting Change 42 Regional Highlights from HBA Midwest and HBA Pacific OUR BRAND PILLARS 2  |  HBAdvantage Winter 2018  |  3 RADICAL HOSPITALITY By building a supportive and welcoming atmosphere, we create a genuine sense of unity among all our members. Through deeper and more meaningful connections, we strengthen our efforts toward change. PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT We create opportunities for our members to grow their skill sets in an open and supportive environment, promoting global change through individual advancement. BUSINESS GROWTH We unite diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise, understanding that gender parity in the healthcare and life science businesses is a vital change not only for individual advancement, but for corporate success. INCLUSION Our strength comes from our diverse partnerships. We drive change by uniting women and men of all backgrounds in a shared purpose – offering everyone a voice and a seat at the table.