Collaborative News

Mighty Forces

The Power of Collaboration with Competitors What’s possible when companies that share a commitment to gender equity come together — without sharing trade secrets It’s not often that competitors in a billion-dollar industry sit around a table strategizing together. And yet, members of the Gender Parity Collaborative, a group of organizations in healthcare and the life […]

Cardinal Health AHA Moment

“Are we all facing the same challenges?” wondered Devray Kirkland, Chief Diversity Officer for Cardinal Health, when he first joined Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association‘s Gender Parity Collaborative (GPC), a group of organizations in the healthcare and life sciences industries committed to holding each other accountable for increasing parity, equity, and influence for women. The answer, he discovered […]

The Power of Sharing Our Career Stories

”Thank you — I always thought it was just me.” I hear this over and over again from interns and younger staff members when I share my career journey, describing not only my successes, but also my setbacks, and how I’ve navigated them. As CEO of Advanced Clinical, I have made it a point to ensure […]

Press Release: Workplace Equality Accelerating for Healthcare Industry’s Gender Parity Collaborative

Fairfield, NJ, 7 December 2021 – The Gender Parity Collaborative, an award-winning consortium led by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) has released a report presenting new data marking the significant headway their healthcare and life science partner companies are making towards gender and workplace equality, outperforming peers and various industries altogether. Insights and Impact 2021 […]

Parexel Member Spotlight

AN INTERVIEW WITH GREG RUSH, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, PAREXEL & AIDA SABO, VICE PRESIDENT, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION, PAREXEL Why was it critical for your organization to be involved in the Gender Parity Collaborative? AIDA: It’s important for us to be part of the Gender Parity Collaborative for various reasons. First, we can learn best […]

Real Chemistry Member Spotlight: Marcia Windross

AN INTERVIEW WITH MARCIA WINDROSS, HEAD OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION, REAL CHEMISTRY How have you benefited professionally from participating in this consortium? As a newcomer to the industry, participating in the Collaborative has given me deeper insights into the DE&I space within the healthcare/pharma industries. It has been helpful to learn what other companies […]

Press Release: Gender Parity Collaborative Sustains Success Closing Gender Gap Reveals Latest McKinsey Data

Fairfield, NJ, 15 July, 2021 – The Gender Parity Collaborative, an award-winning consortium within the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) founded with the singular goal of closing the gender gap in the healthcare and life-sciences industry, announced groundbreaking progress toward gender parity and equity from a recent update of the Women in the Workplace study issued […]

Honoring Black History Month

The HBA is proud to showcase our Gender Parity Collaborative member companies hosting activities to recognize Black History Month. We celebrate their dedicated commitment to dismantling obstacles to parity and equity in the workplace. In sharing this roster of activities and events, the HBA is spotlighting opportunities that can serve as future best practices for […]

Female Workforce Fares Better Working for Committed Equity Advocates in Pharma

Female Workforce Fares Better Working for Committed Equity Advocates in PharmaData Show Support for Women in the Industry FAIRFIELD, NJ  (10 December, 2020) – Despite discouraging news on how workplace equity is not accelerating and in some cases even regressing due to the pandemic, recent positive survey data reveal that women working for the pharmaceutical […]

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