HBA San Francisco Bay Area presents

Transforming the C-Suite and Boardroom: Approaches to Advancing Women Leaders in Healthcare

Date and time


Event contact

Magdolna Rozs-Johansson





Event sponsors


The current numbers of women in the c-suite and in the boardroom for healthcare companies is concerning, and the pipeline of talent needs to be fortified.


This Fast Forward Women program is specifically designed to provide real world information and guidance for women looking to be identified for c-suite and board positions. Our goal for attendees is to takeaway information that enables them to broadcast their potential to lead and be equipped with the knowledge to proactively execute a plan for advancement.


Hear from women who have successfully navigated the journey to the c-suite and boardroom, as well as those who are actively supporting the shift for more women's voices and contributions around the executive table.


HBA is committed to the advancement of all professional women in healthcare and our Fast Forward Women events are specifically focused on the trajectory of women who can positively effect change as well as clear a path for more women to follow.




5:30 - 6:00 PM    Registration and networking

6:00 - 6:15 PM    Welcome and HBA introduction

6:15 - 6:45 PM    Key note speakers

6:45 - 7:45 PM    Panel discussion

7:45 - 8:15 PM    Interactive question and answer

8:15 - 8:30 PM    Closing remarks


Special instructions

Parking available under each Embarcadero building, also at Clay/Front, or metered street parking. Greeters will meet you on the lower level and direct you to the elevators which will take you to PwC on the 20th floor of Three Embarcadero.

Nearest BART/ Muni: Embarcadero Station


Registration information

Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers

Online registration deadline: 25 May 2017

Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed



Is this event refundable? Yes

If yes, requests must be submitted in writing to events@hbanet.org by May 24; no refunds are available after this date.


Featured speakers

Abby Adlerman


Boardspan Inc.

Nairi Hourdajian

Vice president, marketing and communications

Canaan Partners

Lindsey Piziali

Partner, Assurance


Darryl Robinson

EVP, chief human resources officer

Dignity Health

Lisa Serwin

Founder and executive director


Lisa Suennen

Lead, Digital & Technology Business and Lead, Manatt Ventures

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Learning objectives

1. For those looking to advance, understand how to proactively prepare and plan for positions within the c-suite and boardroom 2. For those who are invested in diversifying their leadership pools, understand ways to bring more qualified female leaders up 3. Gain examples and insights into how some organizations are breaking down the barriers to the c-suite and boardroom


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.


 Registration NamePrice LevelEarly Bird (until May 16)Regular (after May 16)

 Regular registration

 Regular registrationMember$30.00$45.00
 Regular registrationMember - Euro€26.00€39.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member$45.00$55.00
 Regular registrationNon-Member - Euro€39.00€47.00

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