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Tällberg Foundation honors 2023 global leadership prize winners in Italy

Jan 29, 2024

At a recent workshop at the University of Pavia in Italy on “Leadership (and everything else) Disrupted,” the Tällberg Foundation, joined by members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), celebrated the 2023 winners of the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

Two of the three winners, Margaret Lowman and Andrew Bastawrous, participated in the convening and were presented their awards by Ambassador Vassilis Kaskarelis, Senior Advisor to the SNF Board of Directors.

“Tällberg and the prize encourage a conception of leadership that exists outside traditional hierarchies and beyond institutional frameworks. Institutions, we all know, are critical to the health of our societies and our democracies, but when it comes to the existential crises facing humanity, we can’t limit ourselves to taking action based on our titles. Rather than deriving its meaning from position, leadership, as Tällberg envisions it, is rooted in imaginative and empathetic real-world action,” said Ambassador Kaskarelis.

“You don’t need a credential to serve your community, to help right a wrong where you see it, to affirm the dignity of your neighbor, or to have a world-changing idea. We can all act. We must all act. And we can all be inspired by the stories of this year’s winners.”

The 2023 prizewinners are taking aim at some of humanity’s greatest challenges, from climate change to AI to equal access to health care. They join a network of leaders helping support rising changemakers from Ghana to Honduras to Azerbaijan and beyond through the new Tällberg Leaders Mentoring Leaders initiative.