HBA San Francisco Bay Area presents

2015 Woman of the Year Event - West

Date and time
Thursday, 14 May
08:00AM - 11:00AM
Genentech (Gateway Campus)
South San Francisco, CA United States
8. Builds relationships and teams

Event descriptionJoin the San Francisco Bay area chapter as HBA celebrates Denice Torres, president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson company as our 2015 Woman of the Year; Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA vice president of external medical communications at Pfizer, our 2015 Honorable Mentor and Carol Wells, senior director of commercial training and development at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, our 2015 STAR (Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition).
At Genentech, we will participate in WOTY via a live satellite over breakfast. In addition to the live feed, we will hear from Jonathan Witt, Vice President of Market Analysis and Strategy at Genentech and a panel of extraordinary women including Jennifer Parkhurst (Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers), Ayelet Baron (Futurist. Chief Instigator at Creatingis) and Michele McConomy (Vice President at RocketSpace).  The panel will discuss their leadership journey and what the theme of the event “Impact and Influence – Imagine the Possibilities” means to them.

We will also take this opportunity to give back through an accessory drive and silent auction and raffle to benefit Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  
The program will provide the opportunity for networking throughout the event and will also recognize a group of nearly 100 Rising Stars and Luminaries.

Please bring your gently used jewelry, bags, shoes and other accessory items to the event.  We look forward to celebrating with you on the West Coast at WOTY West.

Learning objectives
1. Identify leadership skills and tips through leadership speeches and panel discussions.
2. Establish new personal networks with our HBA chapter

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM         Registration/networking breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM         Welcome and opening leadership remarks
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM       Live feed to WOTY
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM     Leadership panel and closing remarks

Event location
Genentech (Gateway Campus), Building 82, 15th Floor
651 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 225-1000


Special instructions:
Please bring a valid government-issued ID.
Although last-minute and walk-in registration is welcome, attendees who are able to register on or before Tuesday May 12 will have expedited security processing.


Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: May 12, 2015      
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed

Is capacity limited? No

Is this event refundable? Yes
If yes, requests must be submitted in writing to by May 7, 2015; no refunds are available after this date.

Event questions/support
- Chapter contact for event: Jenn Bell at or 415-609-7693
- Membership questions: or 973-575-0606 ext 1
- Online registration assistance: or 973-575-0606 ext 3

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Registration information

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The HBA will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with special needs have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs. Contact us if you require special accommodations for this event.

 Price LevelRegular
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Registration: 1 - Regular Registration

 Member - Euro€21.00
 Non-Member - Euro€34.00
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Registration: 2 - Student Registration

 Member - Euro€17.00
 Non-Member - Euro€17.00
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Registration: 3 - Genentech Employee Registration

 Member - Euro€13.00
 Non-Member - Euro€13.00

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or audio-taped during the course of the meeting and hereby give permission for your image, voice, or survey comments to be used in education, training, promotion and/or trade and communications media by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association in any and all media throughout the world, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage.