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2000 Helen Eldridge

Helen Eldridge honored as HBA 2000 STAR Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition, Previously, Volunteer of the Year)

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) honored Helen Eldridge as its 2000 Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (STAR), formerly Volunteer of the Year award.

Each year, the HBA honors a STAR who stands apart as a truly exemplary role model who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the HBA’s strategic goals of advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide.  

As 1999 chair of the research committee, Helen spearheaded HBA's landmark P.O.W.E.R. Study, "Perspectives on Workplace Environment Realities: A Study of Career Advancement in the Pharmaceutical Industry." A major undertaking, the study was conducted to help understand the subtle but significant nature of the "glass ceiling," and to give women information and insight to help them advance their careers. Helen's leadership of the HBA research committee provided invaluable feedback on educational programs, as well as input from our membership each year.

Helen continued to help advance HBA's mission as the 2002 co-chair of the career development committee, she was instrumental in reviving the CONNECTIONS Mentoring Program, which helps to facilitate mentor/mentee relationships between senior and junior women in the industry.

About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global nonprofit organization serving a community women and men in leading life sciences, biotech, pharmaceutical and supporting companies. The HBA has nearly 120 Corporate Partners and nearly 8,000 members served by more than 20 chapters and affiliates across the U.S. and Europe.