• 9th Oct 2020 Deadline
  • 27th Oct 2020 Winners Announced

What we have gone through, going through and will go through for some time are some of the most challenging socio-economic times our planet will ever face. It is times like these we look to each other and the leaders amongst us.

Inspiring Leaders 2020 is a vehicle to shine a spotlight on and recognize these individuals and organizations that have and will continue to steer us through stormy waters.

Inspiring Leaders can exist right through an organization, so this program reflects that.

You can also enter from anywhere in the world. 

There are many attributes that determine what make an Inspiring Leader. We have drilled down into four areas. These will be the foundation of the award submission.

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 you a sense of control
They make the abnormal seem normal
They’re forward thinking

They direct

They communicate clear & consistently
They’re transparent with facts
They foster collaboration
They lead by example

They unleash your potential

They trust you
They empower you
They listen to ideas
The give you a voice

Why enter?

Inspire others

who need support right now


for you and your organization


raising money to create future leaders

The chance 

to speak at The Inspirathon

Mentor future leaders

through our Foundation


on one of our Podcasts


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 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.

How to enter?

For everything you need to know about how to enter,  simply download our entry pack by completing the form to the right.

The entry pack will be sent directly to your inbox.

Key dates & fees

Open for entries

June 22, 2020

Entry Deadline

October 9, 2020

Announce winners

October 27, 2020

The Inspirathon

October 22, 2020

Free to enter

for Manager and Unsung

C-Suite $125

10% of each entry goes to IW foundation

Judges Panel

We are currently in the process of inviting senior industry figures for our independent and impartial panel. We will be announcing this very soon.