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The HBA ACE Awards

HBA’s Advancement. Commitment. Engagement. (ACE) Awards recognize companies committed to ensuring that gender diversity and leadership opportunities for women are part of their organizational DNA. An independent panel of healthcare industry leaders selects ACE Award recipients for their excellence in advancing their female talent and removing the systemic barriers preventing timely progress to parity. Award criteria include measurable results, business performance, stewardship, execution, and sustainability.


With gender inequality a continued area of focus for corporations and workplaces around the globe, the HBA is proud to recognize Merck & Co., Inc. and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. for exemplary workplace initiatives working to close the gender gap in the healthcare and life science industries.

“Gender equality in healthcare is not a women’s issue, it’s a business imperative. A Catalyst study showed that more women in management positions led to 35 percent more return on equity than firms that lack gender diversity,” said Susan O’Connor, CEO, HBA. “The HBA is proud to celebrate its partnership with these industry-leading, award-winning companies implementing HBA mentoring and career pathway programs to advance women at all levels of their organization.”

Learn about their award-winning initiatives here and join us at the Annual Conference not only to celebrate their terrific honor, but to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from, ask questions of, and engage with this year's winners.
Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards will open in Spring 2022