John Wooden Global Leadership Awards
The John Wooden Global Leadership Award honors great, values-driven business leaders. For 12 years, our in-person awards event has enlightened and delighted large crowds, while funding the John Wooden Leadership Fellows program. Because of the pandemic, the 2020 event could not be held, but the fellowships carry on stronger than ever.

The John Wooden Leadership Fellows


A committee of faculty and staff select deserving UCLA Anderson MBA students based on their exceptional principles-based leadership and academic merit. Their experiences enrich the UCLA Anderson community, and their leadership values echo Coach Wooden's. Funds are provided via net proceeds from the annual John Wooden Global Leadership Award dinner.

Mitchella Gilbert (’21)

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Ariana Cernius (J.D. ’17, ’21)

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Stephen Johnson (B.S. ’05, FEMBA ’21)

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Kelsey Kawana (FEMBA ’22)

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Jesse Brandon Baker (EMBA ’21)

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Wooden Awards Highlights


Learn more about the men and women who have been recognized for their leadership excellence as John Wooden Global Leadership Award recipients

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Reed Hastings' Leadership “Fueled by Excellence and Respect”

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UCLA Anderson Celebrates Coach Wooden, Honors Kevin Plank

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Opens Up About John Wooden

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