Submission Process

As announced earlier this year, the 2020 Woman of the Year, Honorable Mentor and STAR will be honored at the HBA’s 2021 event.

At this time, due to the uncertainties related to the future of the global pandemic, we do not know if we will be able to host an in-person event or if we will convene via a virtual celebration.

One thing is certain, we will host a memorable event—similar to this year’s “reimagined” HBA signature program Illuminate which brought together 6,500 registrants, from 439 organizations in 27 countries.

The nomination process and timeline for the 2022 awards will be announced next summer (August 2021).

In the interim, for information on this year’s and past honorees please visit:

Woman of the Year awards

Honorable Mentor awards

STAR awards


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