Announcing 2022 AFN CEO Award Nominees
I’m excited to share the nominees for our 2022 awards! As we often say at AFN, change is where opportunity happens. Our awards reflect this belief and the critical qualities we believe are important to find opportunities for change and success, especially when challenges present themselves. This year's three awards are The Carpe Diem Award, The Leader of the Future Award, and The Resilience Award.
Our Carpe Diem Award is about the CEO and organization who found an opportunity and “Seized the Day!”. Our nominees are building on new trends and mindsets, from helping the entrepreneurial community thrive in Africa to revolutionizing how organizations develop their team members as leaders to giving us all the capability to build our own charitable foundations and inspire others to give. This group inspires us to remember that the world needs an entrepreneurial spirit to help us all reach our potential.
The Leader of the Future Award recognizes the CEO who understands that our changing environment needs new ways to lead and succeed in our complex modern global economy. This CEO incorporates cutting-edge practices to make their organization more effective and make the future workforce a reality today. Our Leader of the Future nominees is creating an environment for success in their companies by empowering and inspiring their teams, charging into new markets, and leading inside and outside of their organizations.
Our Resilience Award celebrates leaders who dealt with extraordinary challenges and exhibited the perseverance and tenacity to lead their company to success. As they overcame the challenges, talent supported their leadership, remained committed to the vision, and exemplified that tenacity within their corporate culture. These leaders overcame challenging economic conditions and chronic political instability in their country and stayed true to their values marking their organizations and the customers they serve better off.
We’ll be announcing the winners of our awards in the coming weeks. I’m truly inspired by the leaders – congratulations to them and their great accomplishments in 2022!
Matt Sitter, CEO, AFN