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

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

RAMSEY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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


Health and Wellness Partners
Jani Hegarty, 201-661-5552