Inspiring Leaders 2021 is a vehicle to recognize people who have stepped up to help individuals, teams and organizations navigate personal and business challenges, and make a contribution to make their business, their community and the world a better place.

When we created Inspiring Leaders in 2020, (as a reaction to the pandemic), we thought it would be a one off awards program to reflect a moment in time. Then two things happened. We saw the stories of these Inspiring Leaders from around the world and one year turned into two with regards to the Pandemic. Therefore Inspiring Leaders is here to stay and will annually recognize those people within your organization (from top to bottom) that inspire others. A vehicle to recognize people who have stepped up to help individuals, teams and organizations navigate personal and business challenges, and make a contribution to make their business, their community and the world a better place.

2021 Inspiring Leaders

Barbara Thompson
Global L&D Innovation Manager
Boston Consulting Group

Heather Younger
CEO
Employee Fanatix

Aakash Kumar
Founder and CEO
Shiftsmart

Amit Arora
General Manager – Technology
Accolite Digital

Michael Brodie
Chief Executive
NHS Business Services Authority

Anuradha Balasubramanian
Engagement Head, Insurance and Logistics
Accolite Digital

Tammy Browning
President
KellyOCG

Jessica Bensch
Engagement Partner
F.Hoffmann-La Roche

Ashley Sullivan
Front End Developer
Brad’s Deals

Lee Clayton
Head of talkSPORT
News UK

Thiago Covre
Chief Line Officer and Executive Sponsor
Sealand

Larry Dunivan
CEO
Namely

Rob Gialloreto
President & CEO
Consumer Protection BC

Simon Grosse
Chief Executive Officer
Foundation SP

Mike Hicks
Chief Marketing Officer
Beezy

Danielle Holly
CEO
Common Impact

Miklós Palencsár
CEO
Mentors & Partners

Jordi Plana
CEO
Beezy

Claire Revell
CEO & Director
TutorPro Ltd

Jake Soberal
CEO and Co-founder
Bitwise Industries

Sarah Walker-Smith
CEO
Ampa

Dan Britton
Head of Customer Operations
NHS Business Services Authority

Laura Carey
Head of Business Operations & Engagement
Foundation SP

Caroline Cockell
Head of Marketing
Student Roost

Nick Demeester
Senior Manager of Client Services
GreenPath Financial Wellness

Mark Hudson
Head of Early Talent
News UK

Briony Hughes
HR Director
News UK

Crystal Ladiges
Executive Manager, Corporate Communication
CSIRO

Jeremy Lark
Senior Manager of Program Performance and Quality Assurance
GreenPath Financial Wellness

Amanda Lippe
Senior Manager of Client Services
GreenPath Financial Wellness

Charlee Lockhart
Head of Client Services
GreenPath Financial Wellness

Gethin Nadin
Director, Employee wellbeing
Benefex

Sam Olmsted
New Orleans Managing Director
Online Optimism

Matt Stenton
Programme Director
Go with Tourism

Amy Vitale
Executive for The Academy for Client Care and Advanced Client Solutions
Bank of America

Jayne Hurley
Customer Delivery Regional Manager
Places for People

What defines an Inspiring Leader?

They are humane

They’re kind & grateful
They’re inclusive
They empathise
They’re authentic

They are courageous

They’re resilient & calm
They give people a sense of certainty and control
They make the abnormal seem normal
They’re forward thinking

They communicate

They communicate clearly, consistently and frequently
They’re transparent with facts
The give their people a voice
They listen and act on feedback
They foster collaboration
They lead by example

They unleash potential

They trust their people
They empower their people
They help people learn new skills
They build belief

Why enter?

Inspire others

who need support right now

Recognition

for you and your organization

Charity

raising money to create future leaders

Mentor future leaders

through our Foundation

Interviewed 

on one of our Podcasts

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Categories

We recognize that Inspiring Leaders exist throughout the entire organization. Top to bottom. That’s why we have three ways to enter. They are

During times of crisis, people look to their leaders to steer them through it. They draw confidence, calmness and a sense of control from Inspiring Leaders. This category is applicable from CEO down to VP/Director level. $100 + taxes to enter.

It’s the people around you that often set the example. Management is tasked to execute the leadership’s directives and is the lynchpin between the boardroom and frontline. Free to enter.

These are our frontline workers that set the example and inspire by the work they do day-in-day-out and with the attitude they do it. Let’s celebrate these unsung heroes within our organizations. Free to enter.

Key dates & fees

Open for entries

September 10, 2021

Entry Deadline

November 5, 2021

Announce winners

December 14, 2021

Free to enter

for Manager and Unsung

C-Suite $100

or the equivalent in your currency