Meridian Global Leadership Awards

The Meridian Global Leadership Awards were conceived to honor those who, by their actions and practices, exemplify the positive impact individual and corporate leaders can have in their communities and the world. These individuals are champions of Meridian’s belief that all citizens can be global leaders and they share Meridian’s commitment to promote international understanding through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture.

  • Corporate Leader Award: This award recognizes exceptional business leaders whose vision and management abilities have helped their companies succeed in a global marketplace, increased international collaboration, and made societal impact a corporate priority.
  • Global Citizen Award: This award recognizes distinguished leaders whose outstanding contributions and commitment to society have resulted in stronger international partnerships, greater understanding between nations, and a healthier, more secure and prosperous world.
  • Cultural Diplomat Award: This award recognizes leaders in the field of cultural diplomacy. These individuals and organizations have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to provide national and international audiences opportunities to learn about other cultures through the visual, culinary, and performing arts.
  • Democracy Strengthener Award: This award recognizes exceptional individuals whose demonstrated commitment to uphold and advance democratic values in the United States and abroad has personified the shared universal aspiration of a free, safe and just world.

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