March 15, 2023—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. We believe that great leadership is not bound by geography or discipline. Prize winners are honored not only for what they have already accomplished but for their commitment and capacity to continue seeking the kinds of positive change our societies demand.
In short: Global Leaders and Global Solutions for Global Problems!
Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.
In 2023, through the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), we will award three prizes. Each winner will be celebrated by their peers, receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000, and be invited to join the Tällberg network of global leaders. Indeed, the ongoing engagement with other leaders working for positive change at the global level is an integral element of the Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.
Of course, leaders who have more potential than track record are critical to our collective futures. Many such leaders are nominated for the Prize, and several have won it. However, we believe that the Tällberg Foundation is well placed to identify emerging leaders because of our global network, philosophy and belief in the permeability of borders and barriers. We have an obligation to nurture such emerging leaders, people who are early in their leadership journeys and already demonstrate huge upside potential.
Our solution, in addition to welcoming emerging leaders in the overall Prize competition, is to invite roughly two dozen outstanding emerging leaders from the pool of nominations to participate in the Tällberg Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program. That initiative matches emerging leaders with the global leaders who populate our network, including past Prize laureates, in a focused, year-long process of conversation and collaboration designed to accelerate the development of high-potential leaders.
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.