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IQVIA Celebrates Wendy Stewart and Susan Barnes, Winners of Healthcare Businesswoman's Association Luminary and Rising Star Awards

IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) today announced that Wendy Stewart, president of Clinical Operations at IQVIA, and Susan Barnes, senior director of IQVIA Biotech Strategic Operations, have been honored with the Healthcare Businesswoman's Association Luminary and Rising Star Awards, respectively.

Wendy earned the award for her remarkable contributions to the healthcare industry, including her efforts in leading the teams responsible for the record-breaking delivery of COVID vaccine trials. She currently leads a diverse and global organization of over 12,000 employees that is accountable for overall operational delivery for clinical trials across 60+ countries. In addition she has made significant contributions to advancing opportunities for women in Clinical Operations and, consequently, six of seven senior leadership positions within the Clinical Operations Leadership Team are held by women.

Susan was honored for her leadership, as well as her reputation as a skilled innovator. Over the last nine years Susan has driven significant innovation in how we deliver to our biotech and pharma customers as well as substantial improvements to our operations. Susan has used her position and experiences as a mentor and role model to women throughout the business.

“Wendy and Susan represent the exceptional talent we have in the organization, exemplifying IQVIA’s values and serving as role models for all IQVIA employees,” said IQVIA Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib. “Their unique passion for healthcare, innovative spirit and dedication to our mission has improved healthcare outcomes across the globe.”

Wendy, Susan and other 2024 HBA award winners will be honored at HBA’s Women of the Year Annual Conference in New York City, May 10.

About the Awards

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global organization committed to furthering the advancement and impact of women within healthcare. Its annual Luminary Award recognizes seasoned and talented professionals who have significantly impacted the healthcare industry by leading and serving as role models, actively mentoring others and driving impactful progress at their organizations and within the industry. The Rising Star Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective company, exemplified strong and innovative leadership, and have worked with others to help them achieve their goals. For more information, visit


IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources and extensive domain expertise. IQVIA Connected Intelligence™ delivers powerful insights with speed and agility — enabling customers to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients. With approximately 87,000 employees, IQVIA conducts operations in more than 100 countries.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing information on a scale that helps healthcare stakeholders identify disease patterns and correlate with the precise treatment path and therapy needed for better outcomes. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. To learn more, visit


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