In addition to that, I have the chance to enhance my leadership skills by leading a small team of volunteers. Moreover, being in a very motivated and inspiring team, I managed not only to make professional connections but also some friends.
Overall, HBA offers me a great opportunity to expand my professional network where you meet inspiring leaders (not only women but men from different backgrounds and companies), a platform where we can exchange on different industry topics and where we can learn from each other.
Why is it important to have this kind of initiative in the healthcare Industry?
Many studies show the benefits of diverse teams, such as improving financial performance, increasing the innovation and group performance etc. We help focus on diversity because it is now a current topic for all companies especially in the healthcare industry and more so at the top management levels. There are also teams that are female dominated so we try to make a difference in diversity in general.
How do you incorporate your work at HBA into STRAMMER?
Being in HBA, I get to see different perspectives from exploring new areas in the healthcare industry. For me it is like unconsciously training myself so that I can bring “new” skills to STRAMMER. I also think it is good to co-operate with these kinds of associations as it can provide us with insight on how we can achieve diversity within our own company.
Thanks to HBA’s network we have the chance to meet clients and potential clients. For instance, we recently held an event which was attended by our CEO, Stefano Di Lullo . It was a great opportunity for STRAMMER to be visible in the industry and develop partnerships with the companies present at these events.
In addition to this, it is great for the recruitment process. I have met many men and women who are open to change. And this is really helpful for us when we have positions to fill because now, we have direct access to these networks.