THE NORNS AWARDS 2023 to be held in Lugano. Special Awards given to: Sheryl Sandberg, Bryan Stevenson, Bozoma Saint John, Daniele Cassioli and Andrea Greco.

Lugano, May 3, 2023 – The Norns Awards, the prestigious international recognition that celebrates excellence and innovation, is pleased to announce its next edition to be held at the Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano, Switzerland on June 23, 2023. 

Organized by the International Awards & Luxury Events, the event will bring together professionals from all over the world and was created to recognize the best practices and innovations that are redefining the future of various economic sectors. 

 “We have chosen Lugano as the venue for the next The Norns Awards, one of the most charming and culturally-rich cities in Switzerland. We are excited to organize the event in this beautiful location and celebrate the people and companies that are making a difference worldwide,” said Elisa Mattos, co-founder of the award. 

The founding values of the award remain steadfast and strengthened over time: conducting business with integrity and equality, paying attention to the needs of participants, providing quality and transparency information, and awarding participants without any distinction or prejudice. We are pleased to announce the first Special Awards recipients:

EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP 2023 is awarded to Sheryl Sandberg, who served as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, now Meta, from 2008 until the fall of 2022; she currently remains a member of the company’s board of directors. Sandberg played a crucial role in the company’s development and in promoting female empowerment and leadership. 

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE 2023 is awarded to Bryan Stevenson, an American civil rights lawyer and activist who founded the Equal Justice Initiative to combat racial injustice and mass incarceration in the United States. 

MARKETING AND BRANDING TRAILBLAZER 2023 is awarded to Bozoma Saint John, who was the Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix, who has developed successful and innovative marketing campaigns for some of the biggest companies in the technology and pop culture sectors. 

INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT 2023 is awarded to Daniele Cassioli, multiple world champion in water skiing, corporate trainer, and president of Real Eyes Sport A.S.D., for his educational project. 

BEST LATAM HR INFLUENCER 2023 is awarded to Andrea Greco, LinkedIn Creator, and founder of Alcance Assessoria. 

The Norns Awards focus on five categories, representing the key aspects of businesses that stand out for excellence and innovation. The categories are: 

Startups: recognizes emerging and innovative companies that have demonstrated strong growth and significant impact in their industry. 

Research & Technology: rewards companies that are using research and technology to develop innovative solutions and improve their performance. 

Marketing & Creative: celebrates companies that have created successful and creative marketing campaigns that have led to increased brand awareness and sales. 

Diversity & Inclusion: rewards companies that have demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and business practices. 

Sustainability: recognizes companies that are promoting sustainable and environmentally-respectful practices that contribute to safeguarding the planet’s natural resources.

Nominations to participate in The Norns Awards are open until May 25, 2023. Interested companies are invited to visit the official website for more information.

Press Office Carla Schiavo,