Hello and welcome to the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) St. Louis chapter. I am grateful and excited to be serving as your chapter president in 2018. We have some fantastic opportunities to offer this year, including celebrating our chapter’s 10 year anniversary.
While the healthcare industry continues to experience dynamic growth and shifts, it is important for us to continue to challenge ourselves both personally and professionally. HBA St. Louis is committed to providing you with educational, networking and volunteering opportunities to help you meet your goals.
We will kick off the year on 10 January with executive coach Louis R. Forbringer PhD., addressing the important topic of “Challenging Conversations”. As difficult as they may be, they are typically a necessity in both our personal and professional life. In this session, we will learn best practices, strategies and useful skills to help us prepare, initiate and stay focused during challenging conversations.
On 15 February, executive coach, and author of Ringmaster and other publications, David Hults, will facilitate an interactive workshop on owning your career path. As healthcare businesses restructure and grow, David’s insights will prepare us to take an active role in directing our own career development.
This is going to be an exciting year filled with engaging programming, networking and leadership opportunities, and much more. Stay tuned for details, especially for the “save the date” and call for nominations for our annual Healthcare Accomplishment Recognition Award (HCARA) luncheon. This is a unique opportunity to recognize outstanding women in St. Louis who have a record of achievement and leadership in healthcare.
I have personally made the most out of my HBA experience over the years by getting involved. I’d love to see each of you at events throughout the year so we can build a stronger network and better support one another on our professional journeys. I also encourage you to get involved in one of our committees that provide the opportunity to connect and grow through volunteering.
A bold, new brand has been launched declaring that the HBA is “a united force for change”. Advancing the influence and impact of women in healthcare remains the mission of the HBA. Will you please join me as we work together in accomplishing this mission?
Please visit our webpage, or on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter) for the most up to date information.
I look forward to meeting each of you this year and working towards our mission.
Amy Van Buren
HBA St. Louis president
HBA St. Louis president