Learn about the support you need to give your Black employees today.
SF19 leadership awards logo
Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Leadership Awards. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are looking to still submit your nomination.

Join us as we honor the best innovators of the year from the 2018 FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For, 2018 World's Best Companies to Work For, 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 2018 Best Workplaces for Women, and the 2018 Best Small and Medium Workplaces at the 2019 Great Place to Work For All Leadership Awards on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Four Seasons San Francisco. As a 2018 Best Workplaces winner, you're exclusively invited to submit a nomination for a chance to be honored at this invite-only awards ceremony!!

Why focus on innovation?
In our recent study, Great Place to Work surveyed about 500,000 U.S. employees at nearly 800 public and privately-owned companies, most of them based in the U.S. Employees were asked how often they were included in larger, strategic decisions, whether they felt management was interested in their ideas and whether they were encouraged to try new approaches to their work.

The results were clear — companies that welcome ideas from all employees have better growth prospects than those with a less-inclusive approach to innovation. In fact, businesses with an Innovation By All culture see revenue growth that is 5.5x greater because they know how to tap into the innovation potential of all their employees.

What we're looking for.
  • Innovations that resulted in significant, quantifiable impact on your business's success.
  • These will look different depending upon your industry. They might include new revenue generation, significant cost savings, business adaptations and improvements, new market creation – any game-changing business opportunity.
  • Across the leader nominees, we are looking to recognize a range of different types of contributions to innovation. We are particularly interested in including nominees who might not normally be expected to contribute to innovation – for example, front-line employees who have illustrated how companies encourage the ability to innovate throughout the business rather than isolate it to a research and development team.
  • Companies of all sizes are invited to nominate their best innovator for this leadership award. We’re looking for a mix of industries, job titles, and innovations that have greatly impacted the business, regardless of its size or market influence.

Who will be honored?

Great Place to Work will choose the top Innovators and Innovative Team from those sumbitted.  These individuals will be invited to attend the live awards gala on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco to receive their Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award. Throughout the evening, we’ll honor the top 10 finalists from the main stage, with the top Innovator of the Year receiving special distinction and celebration at the end of the evening.

Submit your nomination below. Nominations must be received by November 15, 2018.

Have questions? Please refer to our FAQs. If you still have questions after reviewing, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


>Highlights from the 2018 For All Leadership Awards
Webp.net compress image 3 4aa3Webp.net compress image 1 Webp.net compress image 5

For All Leadership Awards FAQs

Who is eligible to be recognized?

Any employee from the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, 2018 Best Workplace for Diversity list, 2019 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, and 2019 Best Workplaces for Women list is eligible for the award.

How will honorees be recognized?
Leaders be honored in the following ways:
  • Leaders will be invited to attend our awards gala including multi-course meal, champagne, and live music. 
  • Leaders receive a commemorative award during the reception hour. 
  • Leaders will have photo opportunities with your award for continued press coverage. 
  • Each leader will be included in our Honoree Booklet with photo and description of your For All Leadership story. 
  • Leaders will be recornized in our Awards program presentation slides on the mainstage. 
  • Inclusion in Great Place to Work press release.
  • Inclusion in Great Place to Work Press on the day of and post awards ceremony.
  • Inclusion on our website post awards ceremony.
  • Recognition on Great Place to Work social media channels.
  • Inclusion in our newsletter reaching more than 80,000 subscribers.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to time constraints, we won't be presenting awards on the stage. However, we will highlight a number of companies throughout the evening.

Can you share examples from past award recipients?

You can find the stories submitted for the 2018 and 2019 here: 

Can I submit someone as a surprise?

We ask that you inform the individual that they are being submitted for this award.

How do I register for this event?

Registration for the For All Awards Gala will be made available in your submission confirmation.

Do all honorees need to purchase a ticket?

Yes, all honorees will need a purchased ticket to attend the Gala.

How do I register for Great Place to Work For All Summit?

Please email our Events Team at events@greatplacetowork.com if you would like to purchase passes to the Summit as well as purchase For All Awards Gala tickets. We offer discount and package deals for attending both.

Still have questions?

Email our events team at events@greatplacetowork.com and we'd be happy to help!