2024 Real Leaders Impact Awards

A Ranking of the Fastest Growing, Impact Companies by Real Leaders magazine

Transform Your Impact Into Recognition

The 6th annual Real Leaders Impact Awards brings the art of
storytelling together with the science of strategic positioning to deliver
meaningful engagement, at scale, in a trusted, brand-safe community.


With all of the distractions in the world, The Impact Awards not only distinguishes your business as successful…

.. but as a success story for the next generation of companies

Real Leaders UNITE

Transform a Shortsighted World

The Real Leaders Impact Awards ceremony will
occur in-person this year at the Real Leaders UNITE conference in San Diego, California February 5-7 featuring CEOs of the most influential impact organizations in the world ranked by Real Leaders magazine.

Winning CEOs are invited to collaborate with each other in custom facilitated workshops to 10x their impact in 2024.

About Real Leaders

Real Leaders is the most trusted community of value-aligned companies and impact CEOs in the world and the Impact Awards highlights the very best.
The magazine, available at Barnes & Noble, airport newsstands, and in airline executive lounges, has a readership of 15,000+ growth-focused CEOs and is
devoted to identifying and honoring impact-driven CEOs who are dedicated to improving the world.
So why do you need this award?
The Real Leaders Impact Awards offer a direct and transparent path for CEOs to receive well-deserved recognition for their hard work, highlighting their efforts to make a meaningful difference in their communities and beyond.

How We Score the Impact Awards

At  Real Leaders, we’ve interviewed the most impact CEOs in the world and boiled down the key ingredients of purpose-driven leadership into an assessment. The application contains 25 questions that measures your growth through the 6 sections of IMPACT:

  • Intention
  • ​Model
  • ​People
  • ​Accountability
  • ​Collaboration
  • Transformation

If your company is committed to these values, we encourage you to apply for our awards and join the community of impact-oriented businesses striving to make a difference in the world.

Receive Strategic Positioning Across All Channels

Gain Recognition Inspire Others, and connect with Like-Minded Leaders by Joining the Real Leaders Community


Our winners are celebrated in a special print issue of Real Leaders magazine, which is available at Barnes & Noble, airport newsstands, and in airline executive lounges. We also have a global digital campaign that reaches thousands of C-suite influencers.


Unlock access to attend Real Leaders Unite, an intimate 3-day conference in sunny San Diego to 10x your capital sources, connections, and impact.


Real Leaders waives its $500 logo license for Impact Award winning members for explicit use in slide decks, websites, email signatures, and social media.


The Impact Award recognizes your year-long work and dedication. This helps leaders connect with others, gain access to an exclusive community, and
helps to drive business impact.