InnoLead Announces 2022 Impact Award Winners

The awards program focuses on innovation in Global 1000 companies; winners include Airbnb, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Innovators for Ukraine, Merchants Fleet and Walmart

2022 Impact Award

2022 Impact Award

BOSTON, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InnoLead, a research and events company focused on helping changemakers in large organizations, announced the winners of its Impacts Prize 2022, that honor companies that have achieved extraordinary results in innovation. The winners are Airbnb, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Highmark Health, Kitson & Partners, Merchants Fleet, NASA/John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Walmart and World Central Kitchen. A special mention went to Innovators for Ukraine, a new initiative created by InnoLead community member Eric Braun to help people displaced by war in Ukraine with money, language lessons and links to jobs.

“This year, several of our winners, including Airbnb and World Central Kitchen, were recognized for the nimble and important work they have done to support the people of Ukraine, both inside and outside their country. “said Scott Kirsner, CEO and co-founder. from InnoLead. “But we’ve also received accolades for using artificially intelligent characters in customer service, deploying self-driving trucks, and building more sustainable and resilient planned communities. It’s an incredible set of winners — all of whom have overcome great challenges and constraints.”

InnoLead’s editorial team first narrowed the candidate pool to a group of finalists. These organizations were then rated based on overall societal or business value by a panel of judges from organizations such as Atrium Health, Babson College, Chick-fil-A, Entergy, Johnsonville, LPL Financial, Newlab, PepsiCo, and more.

Winners will be celebrated at Impacta conference hosted by InnoLead in San Jose, CA this week November 2-3, 2022.

Applications for the 2023 Impact Awards will open in March 2023.

About InnoLead

Since 2013, InnoLead has built the largest community of innovation, strategy and R&D executives in public and private companies, helping these executives strengthen their innovation programs; connect with helpful resources and providers; and engage with peers online and in person. For more information on InnoLead membership and events, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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