Conference Circuit: Women’s World

The 2015 Annual Conference for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association makes its way to Georgia next week.

The 2015 Annual Conference for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association makes its way to Georgia next week.

More than 850 attendees from all sectors of healthcare, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, hospital, and payers and service companies are Atlanta-bound to build business connections and work to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide.

Association:  Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

Conference:  2015 Annual Conference

Venue: Marriott Marquis

Location: Atlanta

The HBA Annual Conference starts on Tuesday with networking events and an opening reception, but Wednesday morning the learning begins with a presentation by Robyn Benincasa. A former pharmaceutical saleswoman and current world champion eco-challenge adventure racer and firefighter, she’ll talk about how to raise your team to the next level, even when the odds are against you. Three other items worth noting:

Dine around. Attendees have the opportunity to join their colleagues for dinner at one of seven restaurants to discuss relevant topics in a small, intimate setting. Table topics will not be prescribed as in years past; instead, each group will determine them. Attendees could also submit topic suggestions online ahead of the conference.

Exec track. For the third year, the conference will feature a workshop track for executive women. Attendees must meet certain eligibility requirements to take part, but if they do they’ll be privy to a robust selection of programming, including sessions on how to establish a culture of wellness within their organizations and how to create a clear and concise personal vision statement.

Male perspective. The meeting’s closing main stage presentation will be a panel discussion—moderated by former CNN EVP Gail Evans—that includes four male healthcare execs. They’ll provide their insights on how women can get and stay in seats of influence within the healthcare industry.

These social spaces will feature the meeting’s most up-to-date information and conversation: Twitter (#HBAImpact) and Facebook.


Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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