-- Event Marks 20th Anniversary of the HBA's Prestigious Industry Award --
FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) today announced that its 2009 "Woman of the Year" is Dr. Deborah Dunsire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.
"I have spent my career focused on combining novel science and medicine to transform cancer from a dreaded killer to a treatable illness, and I am deeply honored to be named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association," said Dr. Dunsire. "I have had the privilege of being involved with the HBA for many years, and it continues to serve as the preeminent industry organization that mentors and inspires female executives in healthcare."
Dr. Dunsire will be honored at the HBA's 20th annual "Woman of the Year" (WOTY) Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, at the Hilton New York. This is the event of the year for the healthcare community, attended by over 2,000 leaders in the industry. Awards for Honorable Mentor, the Star Volunteer, and a group of "Rising Stars," noted for their accomplishments and contributions to the healthcare industry, will also be presented at the luncheon.
While the HBA received many compelling nominations for the 2009 WOTY, the HBA Nominating Committee overwhelmingly agreed that Dr. Dunsire's many accomplishments embodied the criteria for Woman of the Year, which includes success in the healthcare industry, strong leadership capabilities, proven mentoring skills, dedication, a commitment to giving back to women, and contributions to the community.
"The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association is proud to honor Deborah Dunsire as our 20th annual Woman of the Year, and we applaud her commitment to healthcare leadership," said Ceci Zak, President of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. "Leaders like Dr. Dunsire continu
|SOURCE Healthcare Businesswomen's Association|
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