HBA Global presents

Webinar - HBA Celebrates International Women's Day: A Virtual Summit

Please note this webinar takes place from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST. Please convert into your local time zone and mark your calendar accordingly.

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.

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).

HBA members, non-members and Corporate Partners are eligible for a 20% discount on Carolyn’s new book. Please use discount code HBAwomen upon check out at the publisher’s website, Rare Bird Books.

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.

The HBA will present the first two hours as a premium member benefit. During the third hour, non-members are welcome to join and participate in the live virtual summit. We will record the program for those who cannot attend the full three hours, and all registrants will receive a link to the recording within 48 hours of the live event.

11:00 – 11:05 AM    Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA, Welcome and introductions
11:05 – 11:20 AM    Pamela Spence, global life sciences industry leader, EY
                               Opening presentation: What the data tells us about gender parity?
11:20 – 11:50 AM    Panel: The individual (US and European) perspective, what does gender parity mean to you?
                               • Moderator: Magdalene Pedersen, marketing director, Anoro and Incruse UK Pharma
                               • Kirstin Barton, senior organization development consultant, Roche Pharma Technical
                               • Joe DePinto, president, specialty solutions, Cardinal Health
                               • Pamela Spence, global life sciences industry leader, EY
11:50 – 12:00 PM    10 minute break
12:00 – 1:00 PM     Three Healthcare Leaders Share the Company Perspective: Making the Business Case for Gender
                               • Moderator: Katie Dahler, principal, KPMG
                               • Jane Connell, vice president and CIO, J&J
                               • Dan McNamara, vice president US patient services, Shire Pharmaceuticals
                               • Enrique Conterno, senior vice president, president, Lilly Diabetes and president, Lilly USA
1:00 – 1:10 PM      10 minute break
1:10 – 2:00 PM       How the HBA is being bold for gender parity
                               •Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA - showcasing the HBA, its work and the gender parity
                               •Closing presentation and Q&A: Gender Smart Companies: Winning with Women:
                               A Conversation Between Laurie Cooke, CEO, HBA and Carolyn Buck Luce,
                               2012 Woman of the Year, and author Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration available until one hour before the live broadcast begins.
Featured speakers
Learning objectives
1. Recognize gender parity efforts within organizations and individuals across the globe as leaders for change


Registration information

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 Non-Member - Euro€0.00

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