On May 11, 2017 at the Hilton New York in NYC, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 2,100 healthcare leaders to laud the year’s honorees at the 28th annual Woman of the Year (WOTY) event which showcases the HBA’s core purpose to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. Pascal Soriot, Executive Director and CEO, AstraZeneca, introduced 2017 HBA Woman of the Year, Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, and head of MedImmune. In addition, Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, and 2009 HBA Honorable Mentor, introduced 2017 HBA Honorable Mentor Joaquin Duato, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson; and Carolyn Buck Luce, Senior Managing Director, Hewlett Consulting Partners LLC, Managing Partner, Imaginal Labs LLC, and 2012 HBA Woman of the Year, introduced 2017 HBA STAR Ceci Zak, Principal and COO at Batten & Co. (All speeches are available at youtube.com/HBAnet.) Also honored at the event were a group of 100 Rising Stars and Luminaries designated by HBA’s corporate partners, who were noted for their accomplishments and contributions to the healthcare industry. The record-setting crowd welcomed thousands of other healthcare leaders via live streams held in 27 different locations throughout the U.S. and Europe.