Health and Wellness Partners Celebrates Nearly a Decade as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

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A medical communications company with an enduring commitment to empowering and advancing women in the workplace

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Health and Wellness Partners (HWP), a global medical communications company, is celebrating 9 years as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. This world-class designation, conferred by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), validates that a company is 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women.

The fulfillment and success of women is the bedrock on which HWP was founded in 2005 by partners Jani Hegarty, Bonnie Welsch, and Audrey Pezzuti. This commitment was formalized in 2007 with the firm’s initial certification by the WBENC.

Inspired by their own experiences as working women and mothers, the partners set out to build a company that harnesses the value of women at every stage of their professional and personal journeys, with the goal of maximizing their contributions to the organization, the industry, the medical community, and their own households.

Notes Jani Hegarty, president of HWP, “We knew from the beginning, when we started the company, that we had an opportunity to distinguish ourselves—not just because we are women leaders, but because we truly are committed to helping other women succeed. We are grateful to continue to earn recertification from WBENC. This prestigious certification validates that HWP meets the strict criteria including financial, administrative, and organizational review, as well as a successful site inspection.”

Not only does HWP meet WBENC’s rigorous standards of excellence, the company has initiatives in place that support its largely female (90%) staff, including flexible work schedules, remote working arrangements, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package, among others.

In addition to WBENC certification and the numerous awards HWP has received for its work on behalf of clients, the company has been acknowledged for its empowerment of women in the workplace. HWP was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) for its internal corporate initiatives in support of women, and by the national magazine Working Mother as one of the top 25 best small companies for women. Supporting diversity and supporting women are the core foundational pillars of HWP.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

About HWP
Health and Wellness Partners is a global medical communications company unlike any other, committed to making a difference for its clients as well as its employees, patients, and the larger community. More information about the company can be found at

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