Nelson Mandela and President Barack Obama were among the recipients of Bennett recognition awards presented at the historic launching of the African Leadership Congress (ALC). The ALC is an African-interest, African-led organization that has been created to empower the African Community, engaging in everything from socioeconomic issues, resettlement, building healthy families, and voter registration. The ALC’s work focuses on uniting African and African Diaspora leaders around policy, socioeconomic and cultural issues which affect and impact Continental Africa and the African Diaspora.
The ALC selected unique awards from Bennett Awards for a set of recognition awards that were presented at the historic launching of the ALC. This recognition awards event was held on September 21, 2010, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC. The event was attended by dignitaries from the diplomatic, government, corporate and non-profit sectors of both the U.S. and Africa.
Bennett recognition awards were presented in three separate categories: Global Statesman & World Leader Award, Transformational Leadership Award, and Visionary Leadership Awards. Nelson Mandela received the unique awards design"World Infinity" for the Global Statesmen & World Leader Award, and President Barack Obama received the unique awards design "Global Celebration" as one of the Transformational Leadership Awards.