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Microsoft Health is proud to announce its Corporate Membership in the Health Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry.

This membership is part of Microsoft’s outreach to include and support women in healthcare, from those at the beginning of their careers through the C-Suite. Microsoft looks forward to  engaging with more than 1000 HBA members at the HBA Annual Conference in Washington, DC on November 5th and 6th.  In the US alone, Microsoft has 550+ professionals dedicated to working with health and life sciences industry customers, and more working in engineering, support and strategy teams.

Microsoft Supporting HBA’s Aims at its Annual Conference 

Microsoft representatives attending the conference will include members of Women@Microsoft, which is an employee resource group designed to accelerate Microsoft’s efforts to attract, retain, develop and advance women as employees and customers for greater business impact, in alignment with the company’s mission. They are excited to engage with other HBA members at the event and will be available at the booth to discuss topics around women in healthcare and Microsoft’s programs such as our efforts to spark girls’ interest in technology careers.

“I have attended HBA events in the past as a participant and speaker. I continue to be impressed with HBA’s commitment to women and passion for the industry. It was important to me personally and professionally to see Microsoft support HBA as a sponsor. Our mission as a company is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and I can’t think of a better place to share our mutual passions than HBA,” said Andrea McGonigle, National Managing Director, US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft.

HBA’s Mission for Women in Healthcare

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. HBA supports initiatives including achieving gender parity in leadership positions, facilitating career and business connections, and providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent. The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy, and recognition for individuals and companies.

The HBA serves nearly 10,000 members in diverse sectors of the healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, marketing, contract research, payer organizations, consulting and other firms.  The association offers award programs for Rising Stars through Woman of the Year, reflecting the importance of women in the field no matter where they are on their career path.

HBA Conference Session Topics include: How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Are Transforming Healthcare; Gender Bias in the Workplace; and Inclusive Leadership. If you are at the conference, stop by booth #107 to hear about the advances Microsoft is making in Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Care Coordination.

Follow Microsoft in Health on social media to get live updates from us at the event.