Leadership Now Awards

The Leadership Now Award honors principled, pragmatic leadership and innovation to renew democracy. The inaugural Leadership Now Awards were held during the Leadership Now Awards Dinner in conjunction with our national member meeting in Cambridge, MA on September 14, 2018.


Deb Roy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leadership Now Award: Facts and Science Matter

For innovative research on how false news spreads and how to repair our social discourse.


Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business School

Leadership Now Award: Facts and Science Matter

For building a rigorous evidence base on the efficacy of handgun waiting periods.


The State of Maine, Accepted by Kyle Bailey

Leadership Now Award: Protect Democracy While Renewing It

For building a statewide movement and winning a prolonged battle to institute ranked choice voting.