Global Wellness Summit Announces Winners of Global Wellness Awards

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced the winners of its prestigious Global Wellness Awards, which honor outstanding industry leaders in seven categories. Richard Carmona, MD, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Chief of Health Innovation, Canyon Ranch, received the Summit’s first Leader in Social Impact award for his commitment to expand access to health and wellness to all people around the world.

Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, introduced Jane Iredale, founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd, who presented spa and wellness visionary Deborah Szekely with the first GWS Wellness Award for Living a Well Life. Szekely—who recently celebrated her 95th birthday—co-founded Rancho La Puerta in 1940 and the Golden Door in 1958. Recognized for embodying wellness principles and practices throughout her life, she received a standing ovation from delegates who gathered to honor her renowned contributions to the industry.

All 2017 Global Wellness Award Winners

Leader in Innovation: Steve Nygren, Co-founder of Serenbe

Leader in Sustainability: Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Leading Woman in Wellness: Julie Bach, Founder of Wellness for Cancer

Leader in Workplace Wellness: Renee Moorefield, PhD, CEO and Founder of Wisdom Works

Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness: Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

Leader in Social Impact: Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Chief of Health Innovation, Canyon Ranch 

Living a Well Life Award: Deborah Szekely

The GWS is considered the world’s most prestigious gathering of leaders from every sector of the wellness industry:  tourism, spa, education, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology. This year, a record 600-plus delegates from over 40 countries participated in the three-day Summit.

To learn more about the Global Wellness Summit, visit their website here.

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