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Global Leadership Awards 2020

The 2020 Global Leadership Awards honor Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Helene Gayle, and Keith E. Williams for their work in advancing equity in global health and safety.
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Advancing Equity in Global Health and Safety

The Council's annual Global Leadership Awards honor the outstanding achievements of individuals in the realms of international relations, global thought leadership, and philanthropy. This year we will award leaders advancing equity in global health and safety, and celebrate the Council’s commitment to ensuring effective US global engagement to support a more inclusive, equitable, and secure world.


John F. and Mary Manley

2020 Global Leadership Awards Cochairs
  • Jenny Scanlon, UL Inc.
  • Dona & Sam Scott
  • Carole Segal
  • Rick Waddell, Retired Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust
Global Honoree
Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer headshot
Cofounder and Chief Strategist, Partners in Health; Professor, Harvard University
Paul Farmer headshot
National Honoree
Helene Gayle
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Chicago Community Trust
Helene Gayle headshot
Helene Gayle, MD is president and chief executive officer of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s leading community foundations. The Trust works with donors, nonprofits, community leaders, and residents to lead philanthropic efforts that improve the quality of life in Chicago. Previously, Gayle was CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit that builds partnerships for social impact.
Helene Gayle headshot
Chicago Honoree
Keith E. Williams
President and CEO, UL LLC
Keith Williams is president and CEO of UL. Under his tenure, UL has reorganized and optimized its operating structure, expanded geographically, extended its services, and successfully managed the integration of more than thirty acquisitions. Williams has championed UL’s global expansion with a focus on Asia, a region in which he has broad expertise.