AZ Recognized with Alianza Award at the Hispanic Choice Awards


Meredith Hemler

AstraZeneca was honored to have been presented a Hispanic Choice Award at a star-studded event on Saturday, October 11 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The Hispanic Choice Awards program honors Latino professionals, organizations and businesses across all sectors in the Delaware Valley. AstraZeneca was recognized with the 2014 Alianza (“Alliance”) Award – an award given to the Company of the Year that has empowered the community through special partnerships, charitable giving and public service.

AstraZeneca employees – including Laura Mably, Vice President of U.S. Human Resources for AstraZeneca, who accepted the award on behalf of the company – were treated to a red carpet entrance and mingled with guests at a special VIP after-party, following the ceremony.

Laura Mably, Vice President of U.S. Human Resources for AstraZeneca accepts the Alianza Award at the Hispanic Choice Awards Ceremony.

“AstraZeneca values the power of diversity and understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the diverse needs and perspectives of patients, physicians, nonprofit groups and others we work with,” said Mably. “On behalf of all our employees who are so dedicated to improving the lives of patients and to supporting healthy, vibrant communities, I’d like to extend our gratitude for this incredible honor.”

AstraZeneca’s dedication to improving the lives of patients drives our efforts to support healthy communities across the region and nationwide. We achieve this through charitable contributions, nonprofit partnerships and additional programs, including those within the Hispanic community.

In 2013, AstraZeneca donated more than $15 million to nonprofit organizations for programs and projects aimed primarily at improving health across the U.S. AstraZeneca and its employees also organize and participate in a number of volunteer efforts year-round to give back to our local communities. AstraZeneca’s Hispanic Employee Network Group (HiNAZ) aims to establish a strong connection between the company and Hispanic communities, by supporting multi-ethnic community groups, providing guidance and mentorship on ways to  develop healthy initiatives in our local communities, and creating opportunities for employees and others outside of AstraZeneca to become involved.

AstraZeneca is focused on outreach and education tailored to the needs of the Hispanic community, including providing educational materials in Spanish and concentrating on diabetes and other disease areas that impact this community.

AstraZeneca was one of several Hispanic Choice Award recipients this year, which included actor Wilmer Valderrama and Grammy Award winner Luis Enrique , both of whom received Living Legend Awards. The full list of winners is available here. The award show was taped to broadcast as a half-hour television special slated to air on the CBS and CW affiliates in the Philadelphia market in early 2015.

Congratulations to AstraZeneca and its employees for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others, and to celebrating diversity within our company and across our communities.

(Pictured above) AstraZeneca group on the Red Carpet at the Hispanic Choice Awards. (L-R) Primary Care Executive District Sales Manager Carolina Boutaugh and her husband Thomas Boutaugh; Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Karyna Holmberg and her husband Eric Holmberg; Sr. Manager of External Communications Alisha Martin; Vice President of U.S. Human Resources Laura Mably and her husband Paul Dalglish. (Photo Credit: Priscilla Marion Photography)