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Meet the 2024 Honorable Mentor Otis Johnson!

Read about 2024 Honorable Mentor Otis Johnson, Principal Consultant, Trial Equity.

Transforming the Industry Through Mentorship

HBA’s coveted Honorable Mentor Award recognizes male leaders who have served as exceptional mentors and/or sponsors for women in the industry. 

Selected annually, this advocate has demonstrated a long-term commitment to developing, mentoring, and promoting women in the industry, all while being an engaged and passionate advocate for the HBA. 

The winner is recognized at our annual event in New York City (and virtually) that brings together influential executives, sponsors, and media to celebrate on a global stage. 

The nomination period for the 2025 HBA Honorable Mentor will open in August. Stay tuned! 

  • Submissions are reviewed by an awards selection committee of seasoned industry executives dedicated to the HBA mission.
  • Each committee member reviews the submissions and independently ranks candidates against defined criteria.
  • The judging committee considers the summarized ratings, debates the merits of each candidate’s submission, and selects the Honorable Mentor.

The HBA congratulates all previous Honorable Mentors.