Fairfield, NJ. Nov. 6, 2013– The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is pleased to announce Quintiles’ Women Inspired Network (WIN) as the winner of the 2013 HBA ACE Award. HBA created the award to recognize corporations’ efforts to strengthen the Advancement, Commitment and Engagement (ACE) of women’s careers in the healthcare industry. The ACE award will be presented on November 14 at the 2013 HBA Leadership Conference in Boston, Mass.

"Internal corporate initiatives that support women are critical to realize business performance results, including innovation and retention. The annual HBA ACE Award honors internal leadership programs that perform,” says Terri Pascarelli, HBA president and vice president for client development at YourEncore Inc. "We're so proud to honor the Quintiles program as the first ACE winner that is a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. This mirrors the expanding breadth of the HBA."

Quintiles’ WIN program works to establish a corporate culture that inspires women to be leaders. It fosters recognition that diverse leadership enhances business success and makes Quintiles an employer of choice for talented women in the healthcare industry. The network has grown exponentially over the past few years, spanning all segments of the organization and every corner of the globe, including Asia, Japan, Africa, India, Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. Quintiles offers unique opportunities for WIN members to discuss leadership through groups such as the WIN book club, coaching program and informal conversations with Quintiles leaders. WIN also partners with the national and local HBA chapters for insight, benchmarking and programming ideas. To learn more about Quintiles’ WIN, watch this video.

“Winning the 2013 HBA ACE Award validates Quintiles’ significant efforts to foster the development of women leaders throughout our organization and the industry,” said Tom Pike, chief executive officer at Quintiles. “WIN is a very important part of the fabric of our organization and one of the great catalysts we have internally for leadership development. Women comprise about 65% of Quintiles’ population and we promote the idea that women innovate, achieve business goals and advance Quintiles’ industry leadership in every job throughout the company.”

A panel of industry leaders judged entrants against five criteria: measurable results and impact on target population; degree to which it supports the overall business; stewardship, or depth of commitment to the program; effectiveness of the execution; and built-in sustainability.

Judges for the ACE award were:

  • Alexandra Jung, principal at Ernst & Young LLP
  • Paul Katz, MD, founding dean of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Kristi Raube, adjunct professor in the graduate program in health management at the Haas School of Business
  • William S. Sheldon, former president and COO of Eisai Inc., current member, board of trustees, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the HBA’s first Honorable Mentor
  • Deborah Coogan Seltzer, Life Sciences Practice, Spencer Stuart and ACE Award Judging Chair

The ACE Award builds on the HBA’s leadership role in recognizing women in the healthcare industry and creating high-profile role models. The HBA Woman of the Year award, celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2014, recognizes an outstanding woman in the healthcare industry, is presented each May at a luncheon in New York City attended by more than 2,000 industry executives. Also honored at the Woman of the Year event are the Honorable Mentor, a male industry leader who supports the HBA mission; the HBA STAR winner as well as over 100 Rising Stars, high-potential women leaders at HBA Corporate Partners.

About The HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in Europe, HBA serves a community of 20,000 individuals and 100 Corporate Partners. The HBA provides networking forums to build relationships; knowledge sharing and access to thought leaders to broaden perspective; educational programs to develop leadership skills and cutting edge industry knowledge and recognition of outstanding women and companies to promote visibility of their achievements. For more information, visit www.hbanet.org.

About Quintiles
Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 28,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We have helped develop or commercialize all of the top-50 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.

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