In His Footsteps

 

John Wooden's legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. As a legendary coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, he dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instilled in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership. And they provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson.

 

2019 John Wooden Global Leadership Honoree

 


Mellody Hobson


Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments
TIME's 100 Most Influential People
Vice Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation
Director, JPMorgan Chase | Director, Quibi
Former Chair of the Board of DreamWorks Animation
Chair of After School Matters
Vice Chair of World Business Chicago’s Board of Directors
Co-Chair of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Rockefeller Foundation Board Member
George Lucas Education Foundation Board Member
LACMA Board Member


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Past Recipients

 
Kevin Plank

2018
Reed Hastings

Founder & CEO
Netflix

Kevin Plank

2017
Kevin Plank

Founder, CEO and Chairman
Under Armour

W. James McNerney, Jr.

2016
W. James McNerney, Jr.

President, CEO & Chairman
Boeing

2015
Ursula Burns

Chairman & CEO
Xerox

2014
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board
Qualcomm Incorporated

2013
Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO
The Walt Disney Company

2012
Indra Nooyi

Chairman & CEO
PepsiCo

2011
Peter Ueberroth

Manager Director
Contrarian Group

2010
Frederick Smith

President & CEO
FedEx

2009
Kenneth Chenault

President & CEO
American Express Company

2008
Howard Schultz

Chairman, President & CEO
Starbucks