Catching up with the ILA Alumni

Nominations for this year’s Inspired Leadership Award are now closed.

Thank you to all those of you who made a nomination. A long-list is now being compiled, from which the ILA Committee will select a shortlist – and eventual winner.

Shortlisted nominees join a diverse and dynamic community. Many of these leaders have connected to mentors and collaborators at The Performance Theatre – and continue to inspire us as they scale their ideas and impact.

We’ll be announcing the shortlist at the end of this month.

But, in the meantime, here’s an insight into the latest news from our Alumni community since the Singapore 2017 Theatre.

– Since we met her last June, Singapore 2017 winner Dr Nthabiseng Legoete (top left) continues to grow Quali Health, her innovative healthcare model for under-served communities in South Africa. She also joined the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund Initiative, launched at the G20 in July (pictured second from the right in a photo shared with us by ILA chair Jeremy Hillman).

– London 2016 winner Arunachalam Muruganantham (bottom left), social entrepreneur and menstrual health pioneer from Tamil Nadu, India, has become the subject of a Bollywood movie, released earlier this year.

– And Lisbon 2015 winner Jeremy Heimans (bottom right) has released his timely book, ‘New Power’, about building movements in a hyper-connected world.

– Congratulations to Banyan Nation and its CEO Mani Vajipey (top left), one of our 2017 nominees, for winning the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award at ‘The Circulars’ recently.

– Fellow 2017 nominee Lindsay Stradley (top right) writes that her organisation Sanergy now provides safe sanitation to 50,000 people daily, and aims to reach 105,000 by the end of 2018.

– And 2016 nominee Sam Goldman (bottom left), co-founder of d.light solar solutions, has since relocated to Hong Kong and seen his company become the world’s fastest growing pay-as-you-go solar company.

– Finally, 2015 nominee Tom Szaky (bottom right), CEO of TerraCycle, has partnered with Procter & Gamble to produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle, made from 25% beach plastic.

Read more about the Inspired Leadership Award here.