The HBA, an acronym for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, has organized a Warsaw chapter and held its introductory event at the Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College.
The HBA is the leading not‐for‐profit global organization committed to helping women in healthcare, across all areas of functional expertise, achieve their leadership goals at every stage of their career.
The HBA was founded in 1977 when five professional women recognized the need for women in healthcare to come together to exchange industry and career information and resources. They began informally, but meetings quickly grew and led to the formation of the HBA as a 501(c)(6) non‐profit organization in 1979.
The vision of the HBA is to further the advacement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide.
Today the HBA serves its expanding membership in a variety of roles and diverse areas, but remains true to its roots. The HBA has grown into a powerful voice that commands attention, effects change in an industry its members are proud to represent, and empowers individual members and corporate partners to make a difference on the job and in personal lives. Its value continues to be fueled by the commitments of its board of directors, advisory board, regional boards and committee chairs, all of whom are volunteers.
Thursday night’s kickoff event was sponsored by OrthoWorx and Orthopaedic Regulatory & Clinical Affairs at Grace College. Speakers included OrthoWorx CEO David Floyd; Vice President of Global Medical and Regulatory Affairs for Zimmer Inc. Shamiram Feinglass, MD, MPH; and Immediate Past President of HBA Cathy Foley.
Indiana State Rep. Rebecca Kubacki served as the panelist moderator.
The HBA accomplishes its goals by providing educational opportunities to develop cutting‐edge industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizing outstanding women in the industry; providing opportunities for networking, creating greater visibility for individuals in the industry, and fostering mentoring relationships; and by serving as a conduit for research on career advancement issues.
The newly formed HBA Indiana-Warsaw Region, part of HBA Indiana, was formed for professional women in Northeast Indiana. Locally, the focus is also on personal engagement for professional advantage to help further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare.
The HBA is now in its 4th decade (1977-2007) as a global not-for-profit organization. The HBA has nearly 6,000 individual members and 120 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for the leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide.
To learn how to become a member of the local HBA chapter, email Membership questions: to [email protected] or call 973-575-0606.