Start Here - Volunteering Fundamentals

When members of the HBA come together, it’s with a shared purpose: to be a united force for change. We connect diverse groups of both women and men, across all healthcare and life science disciplines. By taking focused action to advance our mission, we are creating a powerful movement that directly drives professional opportunity and corporate growth. We believe that by joining forces in the relentless pursuit of gender parity, we are doing more than uniting individuals—we are strengthening the business of healthcare.

Core purpose

To further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.


The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to:

  • achieving gender parity in leadership positions
  • facilitating career and business connections
  • providing effective practices that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their female talent

The HBA accomplishes its mission through strong business networks, education, research, advocacy and recognition for individuals and companies.

HBA Membership

The HBA is a membership-based association. As such, volunteers are required to maintain their membership in good standing. Memberships run for 12 consecutive months. There is a 30 day grace period after expiration in which one can still renew and maintain their original join date. Employees of corporate partner companies may be eligible for discounts, depending on the company's corporate partner level. A reduced dues rate is available for current members who become involuntarily unemployed during their membership year. For more information on membership dues and benefits please see the HBA Membership page on our website.

Initial resources

Operating model briefing

Maximizing your volunteer experience

General volunteer policies 

Familiarize yourself with your own leadership role, and have a general understanding of what other roles do. Brief descriptions are listed on the pages below:

General resources available:

Function-specific resources:

Visit the home page of the Resource Center and select your appropriate leadership level (affiliate, chapter or region)