2018 Woman of the Year

Women Health Care Executives (WHCE) is a Bay Area professional organization whose diverse members represent integrated healthcare systems, hospitals, biotech, community-based organizations, law, architects and consultants. The purpose of WHCE is to: 

  •         promote the career advancement of women in all health care fields

  •         increase the technical and professional knowledge of its membership through education

  •         provide a forum for communication, networking, and support

  •         promote members and their accomplishment


WHCE is proud of our rich history of offering members, at all professional levels, a variety of educational and networking opportunities. Our most popular events include dinner educational programs, special members-only workshops, networking breakfasts and our annual Woman of the Year dinner gala.


Woman of the year Nomination & scholarship:

Each year, WHCE honors a woman whose leadership and contributions to the health care field are exceptional and deserving of recognition. Our 2018 Woman of the Year is selected from a competitive slate of nominations and will be celebrated at our signature dinner-gala. Nomiations for the 2018 Woman of the Year are closed.

WOTY Attributes

At this annual event, WHCE will also announce scholarship for young women in the Bay Area who have demonstrated commitment to careers in health care and to serving their communities. 2018 Scholarship winners will be announced in March 2018. For more information our WHCE Scholarship page. 


In addition to helping WHCE fulfill our mission of supporting our members' health care career goals, your sponsorship of WHCE's "Woman of the Year" event provides financial support to our annual scholarship awards: The Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholraship and Undergraduate Scholarship. Additionaly, your sponsorship offer visibility to your organization with key Bay Area health care decision makers and leaders who attend WHCE's annual Woman of the Year dinner-gala. To become a sponsor, please review our sponsorship page here. 

For questions please contact:
Katie Abbott
WHCE President
Alison Deans
WHCE President-Elect
Lisa Taguchi
Administrative Director