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HBA Annual Conference Convenes in Washington D.C.


Pharmaceutical Executive

HBA’s Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on November 5-6, with over 900 attendees-both men and women.

HBA’s ACE Awards kicked-off the conference activities with a luncheon event that honored the 2018 recipients-Pfizer, Insigniam, and KMPG for their women’s leadership initiatives. An ACE Awards retrospective also recognized the previous 12 recipients in appreciation for integrating women’s leadership programs into their organizational DNA.

Willard McCloud, global lead, diversity & inclusion and culture, Pfizer and Sabina Ewing, vice president, business technology, global women’s council chair, Pfizer

Jon Kleinman, partner, and Shideh Bina, founding partner


Topics at the conference ranged from “How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are Transforming Healthcare” to “Find Your Mojo and Leverage Your Superpowers.” Lisa Henderson, Pharm Exec’s editorial director, spoke about Pharm Exec’s coverage and support of female industry leaders. Attendees also heard from mindfulness expert Susan O’Connor, a former executive at Pfizer, who shared her approach on how to balance personal well-being with the demands of work life. Lisa Bodell, founder, future think, closed out the conference sharing best practices on how to eliminate complexity from the daily grind. 


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