2023 Globy Awards Celebration


What is a Globy? The Globy Award is a way to recognize outstanding individuals making a difference in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. It is an annual award recognizing Philadelphians who make significant contributions to education, journalism, heritage, culture, commerce, and other areas. 

It’s called a Globy for two reasons. One, it’s from the Global Philadelphia Association, and two, it recognizes the kind of accomplishments that attract people from across the globe to our city.

Recognizing and celebrating our influential citizens builds Philadelphia’s status as a global leader. Since their introduction in 2015, Globy Awards now grace the mantles of leaders in local politics, business, education, arts, nonprofits, heritage, and journalism.

How does someone win a Globy? The GPA board carefully evaluates each year’s nominees and selects the recipients. While most winners are Philadelphians, accomplished outsiders with deep local roots are also eligible, like Andrea Mitchell, whobegan her distinguished journalism career in Philadelphia.

The Globy itself is a significant statuette designed especially for GPA. Each little Globy is quite hefty, representing the heavyweight accomplishments of winners like MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Drexel University President John Fry, and Dr. Ala Stanford, Founder of The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

The annual Globy Awards is a night to celebrate, get inspired, and forge new bonds across communities. Proceeds from the event help support the work of the Global Philadelphia Association to raise the international profile of Greater Philadelphia.




The 2023 Globys Awards will be held Monday December 11, 2023 at 11:30 am.

Watch the highlights from last year's event below!



To learn more about our 2022 honorees, please visit the past honorees page here.

Check out Global Philadelphia's Flickr page to view photos from last year's event!



Globy Awards Selection Committee

Tiffany Chang Lawson, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kosh Daphtary, Chemtech

Osagie Imasogie, Pheonix IP Ventures

Amid Ismail, Temple University 

Rob McNeill, Deloitte

Dianne Semingson, DLS International

John Smith, Global Philadelphia Association

Bill Sasso, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Blane Stoddard, BFW Group

Zabeth Teelucksingh, Global Philadelphia Association

Omar Woodard, Results for America

Harold Yaffe, Global Philadelphia Association