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Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition


Meet the 2024 STAR Kathrin Schoenborn!

Read about 2024 STAR Kathrin Schoenborn, PhD, Chair Emerita, HBA Europe, and Industry Advisor.

A Shining Leader of HBA's United Force for Change

This award recognizes a volunteer leader who has strategically transformed the HBA. 

Each STAR recipient is honored for serving as an exemplary role model, demonstrating a long-term commitment to gender equity, and helping further HBA’s mission, goals, and vision.

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 STAR 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 STAR recipient. 
  • The HBA will share the outcome of the committee’s decision with the nominating individual.

The HBA congratulates all previous STARs.