Global Leadership Awards Dinner 2023
October 30, 2023, 6:00-9:00 pm | The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs honored European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UL Solutions President and CEO Jennifer Scanlon at the 2023 Global Leadership Awards Dinner. They were celebrated for their extraordinary leadership and commitment to creating a more open and promising world for all.
Since becoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has managed multiple crises — Brexit, Covid, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China’s economic coercion — with pragmatic excellence, steadfastly reinforcing freedom and democracy as the founding principles of the European project. As UL Solutions President and CEO, Council board vice chair Jennifer Scanlon leads the company in pursuit of its mission of working for a safer world and is a fierce advocate for STEM education and increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Watch Video from the Event
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who was unable to attend in person, delivers her acceptance remarks via video.
Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, accepts the award on behalf of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
UL Solutions President and CEO Jennifer Scanlon is honored for her extraordinary leadership and commitment to creating a more open and promising world for all.
2023 Dinner Chairs
- Heather Russell, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, TransUnion
- Brett Hart, President, United Airlines
- Craig Martin, Chairman, Midwest, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP