June 27, 2015

Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose, announced winner of Inspired Leadership Award

Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose, has won the Inspired Leadership Award (ILA), a prize recognising the potential of emerging leaders to positively impact lives on a global scale for generations to come. The award was presented by Jeremy Hillman, chairman of the ILA committee, this evening at The Performance Theatre in Lisbon.

Jeremy’s prize is a year’s mentoring with senior leaders from The Performance Theatre community: Jack Leslie, chairman, Weber Shandwick, and Robert Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Both were present at The Performance Theatre Lisbon and welcomed the award.

The Inspired Leadership Award was founded in 2006 and is presented at The Performance Theatre each year. In past years, the award has celebrated global business pioneers who embody The Performance Theatre Foundation’s ideal of what a leader should be. From this year onwards, it will be awarded to emerging leaders who have shown that they have the potential to achieve positive change on a global scale.

Jeremy Heimans said:

“I’m honoured to have been awarded this prize amongst a cohort of fantastic and innovative nominees. The scale and complexity of challenges facing the world today – from climate change to LGBT rights – demand a new type of leadership. At Purpose, we’re building movements and new crowd-based social and economic models to tackle some of these global problems, and we’re working with organisations to put purpose at the core of what they do. I’m delighted to work with Jack and Bob as my mentors to advance these efforts, as they draw upon valuable perspective on leadership at the intersection of public, private, and non-profit sectors; and leading with mindfulness, respectively.”

ILA committee chairman Jeremy Hillman said:

“Jeremy Heimans is a true 21st century leader and inspirational in every way imaginable. His success flows from a drive and determination to deliver positive change on his own terms. Inspirational leadership can be a hard thing to define but it’s something we all need more of. I hope the ILA will play its part in fostering it wherever we find it.”

Click here to watch an interview of Jeremy Heimans by Jeremy Hillman.

Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Hillman, chairman, ILA committee; Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO, Purpose; Jack Leslie, chairman, Weber Shandwick; and Bob Thurman, Professor, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies, Columbia University.