Submission Process

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed. Please check back in August 2020 for information on nominating someone for the 2021 awards.

  • Submissions will be accepted starting 26 August, 2019. 
  • Submissions received past the deadline of 18 October, 2019 will not be considered
  • Every nominee must have a formal cover sheet completed with a named point of contact who will serve as the communication liaison on behalf of the Nominee and their organization
  • The varied letters of support that accompany the cover sheet should give real examples as to why the individual should win the award
  • An organization may submit for more than one person
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Individuals may submit letters of support for more than one person

Vetting Criteria

  • We are interested in a broad diversity of candidates and encourage nominations that demonstrate a variety of profiles, e.g. geography, industry, company size, functional area.
  • Active HBA membership is not required. However, the judges look favorably upon people that have historically supported the HBA mission
  • Letters of support should be testimonials from multiple people at different levels of the organization – direct reports, colleagues, senior corporate leaders as well as other leaders in the industry - detailing the impact he’s had on them, the organization and the healthcare industry in terms of increasing gender parity and advancing women leaders.
  • The nomination should address how the candidate meets the following criteria:
    • strong, committed advocate for women
    • dedicated to developing, mentoring and sponsoring of women
    • proponent of the benefits of gender diversity, inclusion and belonging
    • recognized gender ally, dedicated to maximizing female talent in their organization
    • effective speaking ability leveraging storytelling and thought leadership
    • track record as a supporter of the HBA’s core purpose to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare


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