Former Executive Vice President of Sales, US Pharmaceuticals of Pfizer named 2005 Honorable Mentor
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) announced, during its annual Women of the Year event, Mick Mosebrook, of Pfizer as its 2005 Honorable Mentor.
“Mick is a role model for all men in all industries,” said HBA chair emeritus, Barbara Pritchard. “The HBA could not succeed without men like Mick putting our mission into practice to further the advancement of women in the healthcare industry.”
The HBA created the Honorable Mentor award in 2001 to annually recognize an individual who demonstrates long-term advocacy for current and future women leaders. Recipients exhibit personal dedication to developing, mentoring and promoting women in the industry, and are supportive of the HBA’s core purpose to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.
Mick was nominated as HBA’s fifth Honorable Mentor “without reservation” by J. Patrick Kelly, president, U.S. pharmaceuticals, vice president at Pfizer Inc. “You will not find a candidate more committed to the development and advancement of women in the healthcare field than Mick,” said Kelly. “Without a doubt, Mick is a Pfizer mentor who demonstrates support, investment and results. Our organization would not have such rich diversity in our workforce without Mick’s commitment to providing opportunities for and supporting the professional development of women.”
Mick, a 36-year veteran of Pfizer, who lead the company’s sales force to become the industry’s top-ranking force for 10 consecutive years, passed away in July of 2005.
After joining Pfizer in 1968, as a sales representative, Mick proved to be an immediate success and garnered many awards for sales achievements - including being inducted into the U.S. Pharmaceutical's Hall of Fame. After promotions to positions of increasing responsibility, Mick was appointed as executive vice president of sales, U.S. Pharmaceuticals in July 2001.
He is remembered as a strong champion of diversity, who worked diligently to hire and promote women and minorities. Mick strongly supported Women in Sales Leadership, a company initiative designed to fully realize the potential of women's talent. During his tenure, more than 30 percent of promotions to vice president and director levels in his group went to women.
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.