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We celebrate and honor authentic leadership through the 4 C’s

ICAN Leadership Award

The ICAN Leadership Award, presented in partnership with Kiewit Corporation, honors a person at any leadership level who demonstrates collaboration, compassion, confidence and creativity. Presented annually at ICAN’s Women’s Leadership Conference, this prestigious award recognizes people who live and lead authentically.

Exceptional Leadership

“As leaders today face such unbelievable challenges, validating and saluting excellence in leadership is more important than ever.”

— Alicia Edsen, Vice President & Corporate Safety Director, Kiewit

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The ICAN Leadership Award was created in 2015 to recognize excellence in leadership through the 4 C’s: Collaboration, Compassion, Confidence and Creativity.

Recipients:

Carmen Tapio – 2021
Founder, President & CEO, North End Teleservices

Josie Abboud – 2020
President & CEO, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital

Nancy Pridal – 2019 
President & CEO, Lamp Rynearson

Patricia Kearns – 2018
President & CEO, QLI

Timothy J. Burke – 2017 
President & CEO, Omaha Public Power District

Gail DeBoer – 2016 
President & CEO, Cobalt Credit Union (formerly SAC Federal Credit Union)

Meet fellow leaders at ICAN’s Women’s Leadership Conference.

The ICAN Leadership Award is announced each year at ICAN’s Women’s Leadership Conference, making it a highlight of an already inspirational day. Every year, thousands of people gather to rejuvenate their spirits, learn new leadership skills and interact with leaders of all levels. 

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