Second Annual Awards Program Recognizes Emerging Women Leaders in Massachusetts Demonstrating Impact, Inspiration and Innovation in the Healthcare Industry
The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) today announced that nominations are now open for the 2021 Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare in Massachusetts Awards.
TCI’s Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare (EWAH) Awards is the first award program to honor remarkable women leaders from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their career achievements, demonstrating collaboration, mentorship, innovation, and fostering diversity.
The program received over 150 nominations in the inaugural year, and the 10 awardees spanned the healthcare industry, featuring leaders from Boston Healthcare for the Homeless; Boston Medical Center; College Diabetes Network; Dana Farber Cancer Institute; DSI – Precision Medicine Biobanking; HiFiBiO Therapeutics; KGA, Inc.; Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention; Massachusetts General Hospital; and Sanofi. Awardees are recognized for the impact they demonstrate by advancing healthcare, the inspiration they’ve shown by inspiring, mentoring and sponsoring other women in healthcare, and innovation through their commitment to forward-thinking projects and needs that will advance healthcare.
“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a global leader in the healthcare industry, so it is fitting that The Commonwealth Institute – an organization founded over 24 years ago to help women leaders succeed – would host a signature program that celebrates emerging women leaders in the industry,” says Elizabeth Hailer, executive director of The Commonwealth Institute. “Anyone may nominate a woman whom they feel is doing extraordinary things across the healthcare industry, from biotech and pharma to hospitals and community health.”
Barri Blauvelt, CEO of Innovara, founder and co-chairperson of the Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Awards, adds, “Women leaders and employees are critical to support the healthcare industry which is so vital to the Massachusetts economy. Yet in every healthcare sector, so many amazing women are overlooked and underrecognized. We need to work together to identify, celebrate and support these women, particularly the next generation of leaders who have a ‘miles to go’ mindset. After all, they are the Commonwealth’s, and even the nation’s, future in healthcare.”
On September 30, the Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Awards will honor 10 finalists at a virtual awards event. Awardees will be invited to join The Commonwealth Institute’s community of women leaders and to participate in its Strategies for Success leadership development program.You can access the nomination form and learn more about the program and the 2020 winners at http://commonwealthinstitute.org/programs-events/extraordinary-women-in-healthcare/