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 dis-cusses 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. •
Why I Work In Healthcare
GRIT at the 2017 Healthcare Businesswomen Association’s