Veblen Directors Awards 2024

About The Veblen Awards 2024

Welcome to the inaugural Veblen Directors Awards, the first of its kind celebration of exceptional leadership and innovation hosted by the Veblen Directors Programme.

This groundbreaking online awards program is more than just a recognition program – it’s a platform designed to elevate and inspire exceptional leadership.

We want to  honour the brightest minds in business and most innovative directors, to shed light on the individuals who are driving positive change, setting new standards in their fields and paving the way for a better tomorrow.

The Veblen Directors Awards is a recognition of excellence, a spotlight on visionary leadership, and an opportunity to celebrate those who inspire others and shape the future of business. 

Whether you’re a trailblazing young director, a champion of diversity and inclusion, or a leader in sustainability, the Veblen Directors Awards is your platform to shine.

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Who should apply or be nominated?

We welcome all senior decision-makers – executives, non-executives, partners, and community leaders alike. If you’re making a positive impact and driving meaningful change in your business or community, we want to hear from you.

You can nominate yourself or recognize the achievements of someone else. Our streamlined online application process is designed to be simple and inclusive, making it easy for you to share your story or celebrate someone else’s success.

Join us in this exciting journey as we recognize outstanding achievements across various categories. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this prestigious event!

The Veblen Awards categories

The Female Director of the Year Award is sponsored by Ellect

This award celebrates outstanding female directors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and influence in their organizations. It honors those who have made significant contributions to their industry, championed diversity and inclusion, and served as inspiring role models for other women in business.

The ESG Director of the Year Award is sponsored by Acacia Training

This award recognizes directors who have made exceptional contributions in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. It celebrates those who have successfully integrated sustainable and ethical practices into their organization's strategy, driving positive change and demonstrating leadership in corporate responsibility.

Best Mentor Award is Young Leaders Connect (YLC)

This award celebrates leaders who have shown outstanding commitment to mentoring and developing the next generation of leaders. It recognizes those who have invested time and resources in guiding and supporting young professionals, helping them to achieve their full potential.

The Diversity & Inclusion Director of the Year Award is sponsored by DiversityEconomics.Ai

This award celebrates organizations that have excelled in promoting diversity and inclusion. Diversity and inclusion are crucial for any business's success. Many organizations have put in great effort over the years to embrace diversity and create environments where everyone—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, cultural background, or disability—can thrive and succeed.

Private Equity Director of the Year sponsored by GILD

This award honours directors in the private equity sector who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and strategic vision. It recognizes those who have successfully driven growth and value creation in their portfolio companies, showcasing excellence in investment strategies, management practices, and overall contribution to the private equity industry.


SME Director of the Year (<$50M) sponsored by Veblen Directors

This award will be presented to the SME Director that demonstrates exceptional initiative, boldness, and creativity in enterprise and sustainability, along with strong management practices, good corporate governance, and commercial success.


Non-Executive Director of the Year sponsored by Test Tube Marketing

This award honors individuals who have significantly contributed to their organization's strategy, positively impacted its financial success, upheld high ethical standards, and promoted good corporate governance practices.

Are you ready to be recognized as a leader in your field?

The Veblen Director Awards is your chance to showcase your exceptional contributions and gain prestigious recognition. Here’s why you should apply or nominate someone deserving:

Why YOU shoud apply

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the prestigious Veblen Directors Awards. Nominate today and join us in celebrating leadership, innovation, and excellence.

What you need to know:

Participating in the Veblen Director Awards is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to nominate yourself or someone else:

1. Complete the Entry Form:

Use our online entry form to submit your nomination. You can either nominate yourself or recognize someone else’s achievements by nominating them.

2. Upload a Picture and Short Bio:

All nominees are required to upload a recent picture and a brief bio. This information will be used when the public voting opens.

Once the nominations are in, the voting phase will begin. This is your chance to showcase your contributions and gather support from your peers and community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the prestigious Veblen Director Awards.

Nominate today and let your achievements shine.

Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar and participate in every stage of the Veblen Director Awards. 

Awards open for nominations: 25 July 2024

Nominations close: 5 August 2024

Voting opens: 6 August 2024

Voting closes: 12 August 2024

Winners announced: 14 August 2024

Your involvement will make a difference and help recognize the leaders driving positive change.

Every nominee receives:

1. A free copy of Callum Laing’s “Boardroom Blueprint” book.

2. A complimentary ticket to the October Boardroom Blueprint Summit, just for accepting their nomination.

3. A free ticket to Callum Laing’s 5-Part Masterclass Series for Aspiring Leaders

Every category winner receives:

1. All of the above PLUS

2. Personalized social media publicity to all our channels across our 100,000 strong community.

3. A specific press release about the category winners.

4. An invitation to a one hour roundtable with Callum and the other winners.

Ready to recognize exceptional leadership & innovation?

Nominate yourself or someone deserving for the Veblen Director Awards using our simple and inclusive online entry process

Explore our partners

About Veblen Directors Programme

We are proud to introduce our Platinum sponsor, Veblen Directors Programme, a training and education community, dedicated to turning ambitious professionals into high impact, values based board members.
Veblen Directors specializes in equipping professionals and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in board positions and advisory roles to make maximum positive impact.

With a wealth of experience and a commitment to fostering growth, Veblen Directors Programme plays a pivotal role in our summit. Their expertise and support are instrumental in helping attendees secure board seats, build powerful advisory boards, and navigate the intricate world of business.

For more info, we recommend you join the below free “Advanced Career Secrets Unveiled” Masterclass series.

If you would like to be a partner or sponsor for the Veblen Director Awards, please send an email directly to titled `Awards Partnerships’ indicating what you would like to know more about.

Awards FAQ

The awards are open to all senior decision-makers, including executives, non-executives, partners, and community leaders. You can nominate yourself or recognize someone else's achievements.

Simply fill out the online entry form and upload a recent picture along with a short bio of the nominee. The process is quick and straightforward.

Winners gain industry recognition, boost their professional reputation, expand their network with leaders, and inspire others by setting a strong example of leadership and innovation.

The selection process is based on the information provided in the nominations. There is no formal judging panel; instead, the awards focus on recognizing genuine contributions and impacts.

Please check the Nominate Now page for the current nomination deadlines and details.

Yes, you can nominate multiple individuals as long as they meet the criteria for the respective award categories.

All successful nominations will receive a confirmation email with further details about the next steps in the process.

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