Commonly Used Abbreviations

  • 3BC – Building Better Business Connections
  • ABM – Annual Business Meeting
  • AC – Annual Conference
  • ACE Award – Advancement. Commitment. Engagement. Award 
  • AR – Annual Report
  • BOD – Board of Directors
  • CCP – Council of Chapter Presidents
  • CE – Chair Emerita
    • CEs – Chairs Emeritae
  • COE — Center of Excellence
    • COEs – Centers of Excellence
  • CP – Corporate Partner
  • CR – Corporate Relations
  • DAL – Director at Large
  • DE&I – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • E.D.G.E. – Empowerment, Diversity, Growth, Excellence (HBA benchmark research study, HBA E.D.G.E. Leadership Study)
  • EC – Executive Committee
  • EWB – Executive Women’s Breakfast
  • GCC – Global Committee Chair
    • GCCs – Global Committee Chairs 
  • GPC – Gender Parity Collaborative
  • HL – Higher Logic 
  • HM — Honorable Mentor
  • IPP – Immediate Past President
  • LEAD – Leadership Excellence and Dedication Award
  • LUM – Luminary
  • MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
  • RS – Rising Star
  • RSL – Rising Stars and Luminaries
  • STAR – Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (formerly known as Star Volunteer)
  • TCG — The Charles Group
  • WIH – Women in Healthcare (WIH Give Back affinity group)
  • WIS – Women in Science
  • WOTY – Woman of the Year