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GRIT at the 2017 Healthcare Businesswomen Association’s Leadership Conference

Women came together from all over the world to learn, grow and be inspired at the HBA conference in Philadelphia, November 6-8, 2017.

The theme of the meeting was GRIT (Gratitude, Resilience, Innovation and Trust), borrowed from the best-selling book GRIT by keynote speaker Angela Duckworth. Her journey from manager to teacher to psychologist taught her the value of this important trait. In the TED Talk below, Angela discusses how she came to realize, through research in all kinds of environments, that the primary predictor of success was grit: passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Talent, IQ, experience and other attributes count, but what makes the most difference is determination and follow-through over the long run.

Also exemplifying grit at the conference were these dedicated professionals, whom we recruited in our continuing campaign to show all the different ways people in healthcare contribute to the betterment of our profession and our world.

She launched Lipitor at Pfizer, and drove $4B at AstraZeneca. What will she do for Mylan?