Rising Star and Luminary designations

Recognized at the Woman of the Year (WOTY) event held in April/May each year in New York City 

• Eligible corporate partner packages offer the option to name a Rising Star and/or a Luminary 

• These award winners exemplify leadership within their organizations and serve as role models and mentors 

• Rising Stars have up to 20 years of professional industry experience 

• Luminaries have over 20 years of professional industry experience

Rising Star and Luminary submissions are handled in the CP portal on the HBA website and are typically due mid-January each year. Instructions are sent to corporate partner key contacts months in advance to alert them to that year's deadline and submission process.