The Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prizes—named in honor of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the global diplomat, Jan Eliasson—are given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication or consequence.
Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a jury composed of accomplished global leaders. Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Thus, we are looking for leaders who have well-established track records, as well as for leaders who are early in their leadership journey.
Established leaders are expected to have proven, over a number of years, their ability to effect significant, positive, societal changes consistent with the values that define our Prize.
Emerging leaders, by definition, have already demonstrated the potential for extraordinary impact, but most of their actual results are likely to lie in the future.
The generous support of the SNF allows us to recognize two established and five emerging leaders this year:
- Each established leader will be honored by the Tällberg Foundation in a virtual ceremony towards the end of 2022, will receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000, and will be encouraged to participate in the global network of Tällberg leaders;
- Each emerging leader will be honored by the Tällberg Foundation in a virtual ceremony towards the end of 2022, will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000, and will be offered the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program with the Tällberg Foundation’s leadership network.
The Tällberg Foundation is committed to the idea that leadership matters, and that the right leaders with the right motivations can move our societies from where they are to where they need to be. We are also committed to the idea that you know great leadership when you see it; that is why our process starts with an open call