Positive Leadership Awards 2023

Positive Leadership Award 2023 is presented to

Nina Ong

who has been selected from 7 399 nominations submitted from 18 countries across five continents and recognized as a positive leadership champion, helping people, teams and organizations thrive

Winner’s Best Practice

The strongest and most resilient teams are ones that truly connect as humans. Where each person feels seen and heard, understood and accepted for their unique skills, experience, communication style, cultural vocabulary, and growth areas. This is especially important in a 100% remote, global environment when interactions can too easily become transactional. I intentionally create spaces, deep collaboration, and ongoing rituals to allow remote team members to connect and have serendipitous moments. They are baked into our daily routines and work practices - so that every person can be known for who they are beyond just their professional role.

Quick Facts


Nina Ong is a multi-disciplinary design leader, passionate about working at the intersection of design, technology, and the public good. She loves to create engaging cross-platform digital experiences and build cultures where collaboration, imagination, and strategic risk-taking thrive. She is currently the VP of Product Design at Instructure, a global educational technology company.

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