HBA International Women's Day Virtual Summit

When: March 8 2017

Where: Globally, Worldwide and/or virtual


Save 8 March 2017 on your calendar to join the HBA for a free three-hour virtual summit marking International Women's Day, Healthcare Leaders Being Bold for Change.

Key aim of the Summit

The global virtual Summit will recognize gender parity efforts within organizations and by individuals across the globe as leaders for change. This is an important "don't miss" event. 

Moving the gender parity needle

The agenda will feature speakers who will share what achieving gender parity means to them, as well as highlight the groundbreaking work being done at large organizations. The third hour of the program will highlight the work the HBA is doing to move the gender parity needle, with a presentation by Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA. We'll highlight the closing of the program with a keynote presentation by Carolyn Buck Luce, executive-in-residence, Center for Talent Innovation, 2012 HBA Woman of the Year and author of the forthcoming book "Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens" (March 2017).

Share your IWD activity - #HBAImpact

Join us on Twitter during the event using the #HBAImpact, and share images of your International Women's Day celebrations on Instagram @HBAImpact. Since 1909, International Women’s Day marks a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, engaging women and men in organizational leadership to put gender on their agenda. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange.


11:00 – 11:50 AM EST   Welcome, introductions, individual presentations
11:50 – 12:00 PM EST   10 minute break
12:00 – 12:50 PM EST    Presentations: select organizations share their success stories
12:50 – 1:00 PM EST     10 minute break
1:00 – 2:00 PM EST       Presentation by Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA; closing keynote: Carolyn Buck Luce


Event is open to: HBA members only
Online registration available until one hour before the live broadcast begins.

About the HBA

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to:

  • achieving gender parity in leadership positions
  • facilitating career and business connections
  • providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent

It's mission is to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy and recognition for individuals and companies.


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