Late Deadline:
December 11, 2018

Awards Gala:
Spring 2019 in NYC

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Presented by PR News and Access Intelligence, LLC.

Celebrating the female leaders moving the needle in the healthcare profession.

The Top Women in Healthcare Awards recognize the unique contributions and leadership of female healthcare executives across all sectors of the market: hospitals, healthcare systems, physician organizations, pharmaceuticals, insurance, technology, nonprofits and government organizations. By recognizing those who are advancing their profession in meaningful and moving ways, with an impact on patients, customers and culture at large, the Top Women in Healthcare Awards elevate female leadership and supports the talented network of professionals in one of the most cirtical areas of our economy.

Presented by PR News and Access Intelligence, the Top Women in Healthcare is open to talented female healthcare executives at key stages of their career, be it as a Rising Star, a Mentor, Leader, Innovator, Pioneer, Collaborator, Entrepreneur, Healer or Legacy.

A distinguished panel of judges across all areas of the healthcare spectrum will be looking for standout nominees who deserve recognition and praise. Awards finalists will be announced in February 2019

The awards is designed to feature those worthy of the spotlight. Enter as many female leaders and top performers as you’d like, and feel free to self-enter. Our goal is to benchmark excellence in the healthcare arena and shine a bright spotlight on female leadership.

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Influences healthcare decisions across the political, social, academic and/or business realms.


Not only does she work well with others; these honorees take teamwork and success to a new level.


Recognizing those who lead a team and a department and empower their stakeholders to do good and advance the industry or profession.


Recognizing an executive transforming the healthcare business.


This category is for medical executives and other healthcare professionals whose empathy and skills combine to make others’ lives better.


Recognizing those who are transforming healthcare industry or their small neck of the woods through their ideas and/or technology.


This is the penultimate award given to a healthcare leader with a career brimming with success.


Willing to share their expertise and skills with others, the winners in this category are those who self-lessly give of themselves to their peers may succeed.

Rising Star

Saluting healthcare professionals rising in their careers and already making an indelible mark.


She sees the future of healthcare and is fearlessly pursuing improvement, advancement and leadership.

Entry Guidelines

Entry Deadline:

December 4, 2018

Late Deadline:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Nominee must hold a job title of manager level or above at a healthcare organization or in a healthcare-related role in North America. Exception is Rising Stars, who have been in a healthcare career for 5 years or less.

We are looking for achievements over the past 12-18 months. Exception is the Legacy Award which recognizes lifetime achievement.

Your entry should not exceed 1,000 words Supporting materials, including testimonials, are recommended but should not exceed 5 additional documents.

Entry Fees

The price of each primary entry is $425. If a secondary entry of the same campaign into any additional categories is submitted, the price will be $275 for each additional category. A late entry fee of $275 per entry for entries submitted after December 4, 2018.

Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Which Healthcare Positions Are Eligible for a Top Women in Healthcare Award?

A female executive (manager level or above) in these areas:

  • Medical (ie medical director, nursing director)
  • Marketing (ie VP, marketing)
  • Communications (Ie, VP, communications)
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Sales/Business
  • Development
  • Research/Analytics
  • Innovation Founder/CEO

What Types of Organizations Apply?

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Technology Companies
  • Medical Devices
  • Life Sciences Companies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotech Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Research & Development
  • Public Affairs/Advocacy Groups
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Marketing Agencies
  • NGOs
  • Nonprofits
  • Government Orgs

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the entries judged?

Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of PR executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in the “Compiling Your Entry” section.

Who is eligible to win an award?

Any communications professional worldwide—corporate, agency, non-profit, academic institutions.

What is your tax ID number?


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Questions about submitting your entry?

Please contact:

Mary Lou French
Awards Coordinator, PR News

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