Geneva, 1 December 2022: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is pleased to announce the sixth edition of the Leading Women Awards (LWA), designed to recognize outstanding female leaders and to showcase their work in sustainability towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing the world’s 3 most pressing challenges – the climate crisis, nature loss and mounting inequalities.
This year, we focus on one category – Excellence – and recognize female leaders for their sustained and outstanding contribution to advancing sustainability within a WBCSD member company.
Member companies are encouraged to submit their nominations by 3 February 2023.
Recipients will receive a bursary for the 2023 LEAP Program covering all their tuition expenses. LEAP is an executive program for women that strives to build the diverse and inclusive leadership that is needed to sustainably transform the systems that underpin our world. It aims to help women reach senior positions in their companies and ensure that sustainability is embedded in their leadership.
Companies participate by nominating a senior female manager for the program, along with a mentor at the highest executive level (such as CEO, CFO, etc.) who will cross-mentor a female participant from another company.
All participants take part in a year-long training program that includes three on-location weeks in person at Yale University (USA), ESADE in Madrid (Spain) and a week at the annual WBCSD Council Meeting venue.
We look forward to receiving nominations for the Leading Women Awards 2022 and to celebrating the leadership of talented women around the world.