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<p>International Women's Day</p>
Friday, 8 March 2024

International Women's Day

7+ hours of programming — FREE for HBA members! 

Not a member? You can still join us! 

Celebrate #IWD2024 (8 March) Around the Globe
with HBA's Regions and Affinity Groups!

Take Advantage of Educational and Networking Events Celebrating This Year’s #InspireInclusion Theme.


The HBA is dedicated to cultivating inclusive spaces, practices and systems that propel women into influential and decision-making roles. As a United Force for Change, together we are working to inspire inclusion and advance health equity and outcomes.

This International Women’s Day, we extend an invitation to HBA members worldwide, welcoming you to convene around conversations and learnings that will help us  accelerate transformational leadership. 

Immerse yourself in seven hours of FREE, live global programming meticulously crafted to empower you to:

  • Recognize the unique, valuable assets you bring to the causes of gender and health equity
  • Challenge assumptions and lead courageously
  • Confidently amplify your voice and bring others on board with your vision for a gender-balanced and inclusive future

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NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and shared post-event with registered attendees.

International Women’s Day Celebration Agenda

Friday, 8 March


9:00 AM ET

Speak Up, Stand Out: Navigating Inclusive Decision-Making – hosted by HBA Western Europe

Take part as we celebrate the HBA International Women's Day live online to #InspireInclusion with an enlightening session on integrating inclusive decision-making into all aspects of our lives!

10:00 AM ET

Fireside Chat with Edrice Simmons and HBA 2023 Honorable Mentor Jag Dosanjh – hosted by HBA Midwest

Hear how executives are inspiring inclusion in their organizations. Join us and be empowered to do the same in your area of influence.

11:00 AM ET

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: Overcoming Barriers in Business – hosted by HBA NY Tri-State

Even with notable progress made toward gender parity, female business owners continue to confront numerous obstacles in the industry. This panel discussion will explore the various obstacles women encounter during their firms' startup and growth phases. Our esteemed panelists will discuss financing availability, social expectations, juggling work and personal obligations, and gender disparity in leadership positions.  By highlighting success stories, strategies for resilience, and discussing ongoing efforts for support, this session aims to provide actionable insights for aspiring and established female entrepreneurs and to create a dialogue on how the ecosystem can evolve to be more inclusive.

12:00 PM ET

Diverse Perspectives, Unified Teams: Building Inclusive Workplaces – hosted by HBA Southeast

The HBA Southeast Region invites you to join us as we #InspireInclusion and discuss the ins and outs of inclusion…when you have felt in, and when you have felt out. Our featured and dynamic speaker, Sherlonda Martin, will share her insights, strategies, and success stories of her efforts aimed at creating a diverse and inclusive environment where every voice is valued and respected. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to cultivate a culture of belonging, drive innovation through inclusivity, and truly make a difference in your organization.

1:00 PM ET

Unlocking Your Power: Elevating Self to Empower All – hosted by HBA Women of Color

This session aims to inspire women of color to recenter themselves for greater impact and engage allies in understanding how we can continue locking arms in providing meaningful support. Join us in exploring the synergies between inclusion and personal well-being, and how by prioritizing our own needs, we can become more effective leaders and advocates for change. 

2:00 PM ET

Unplugged: Prioritizing Wellness in a Digital World – hosted by HBA Southwest

In this fast-paced digital era, taking a step back is the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life. Whether you're seeking a digital detox, an opportunity to hit a digital pause or leaning into utilizing technology to amplify your routine, "Unplugged" is the perfect opportunity to hit pause and invest in you. We will be having a panel discussion with two dynamic speakers to understand their view on work-life harmonization. Audience Q&A to follow.

5:00 PM ET

Seven Superpowers of Women at Work – hosted by HBA New England

Want to thrive in your career? Be promoted? Assume a leadership role? It turns out that there are seven key qualities distinct to each gender that serve them well. These qualities stem from how our brains are hard-wired and how we're socialized to behave as men and women in society. These seven superpowers can help women bring the right skills and mindset to the job - and help power their careers. Join leadership and gender expert Dr. Shawn Andrews as she explains the seven superpowers specific to women: transformational leadership, divergent problem-solving, communication skills, empathy, interpersonal relationships, intuition, and grit/resilience.