The Inter-American Dialogue’s Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala celebrates individuals and organizations committed to advancing democratic governance, social equity, and shared prosperity in the Western Hemisphere. This annual event brings together diverse leaders from across the Americas whose exceptional contributions have been instrumental in addressing the most pressing challenges facing our region.
This year’s event holds a particularly timely focus on the themes of social inclusion and sustainable development. We aim to highlight the critical need for policies and initiatives that uplift vulnerable populations, ensuring that the benefits of progress and democracy are shared by all.
The VIII Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala is set to take place at the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday, November 9, 2023. This choice of location holds significant symbolic importance, as the OAS serves as a central hub for dialogue and collaboration among the countries of the Americas.
President-elect, Republic of Guatemala
Coordinator, Plural Feminisms Institute
Distinguished Leadership for the Americas Award for Gender Equality and Racial Inclusion
Mayor of Barranquilla, Colombia
Distinguished Leadership for the Americas Award for Migrant Empowerment and Inclusive Communities
Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, Former President of Costa Rica
Co-Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue, Former under secretary of state for political affairs
LEADER OF CEREMONY
National Correspondent and Anchor, CBS News
Secretary General, Organization of American States
President & CEO, Inter-American Dialogue