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IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington DC): American Airlines CCO & G100 Founder to Receive Top Awards

Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer at American Airlines, and Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, Founder of the G100 Group of 100 Global Women Leaders, received the 2022 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Gold Medals at a ceremony in Washington DC on May 24.

Alison Taylor’s tireless commitment to caring for others while connecting the world exemplifies the perfect synergy of compassion and passion! Her global leadership in the world’s largest airline combined with her love for people, peace, and faith has been a shining light for team members at American Airlines during one of the most challenging years our world has ever seen.

Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai is a passionate supporter of interfaith and intercultural collaboration and partnerships, inspired by the Indian guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba. She is devoted to working with people of all faiths and beliefs for the empowerment of girls and women worldwide.

The 2022 Awards were given on the evening May 24, 2022, at Dare to Overcome, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s annual allyship conference and business for peace symposium.*

The Global Business & Intercultural Peace Awards have been given in tandem with the Paralympic Games as part of former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s UN Global Compact Business for Peace initiative in Rio de Janeiro (2016), Seoul (2018) and Tokyo (2021). In 2022 they will be given in Washington DC and then move onward to New Delhi in 2023 in tandem with the G20 Meetings hosted by India.

In 2021, the Awards were held in Tokyo in August and were keynoted by former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Awardees included the CEOs of Intel and Tyson Foods, both Fortune 100 companies. Previous CEO recipients come from companies as diverse as Ernst & Young, Hyundai, Kimberly Clark, and Berkshire Capital, and countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, the Palestinian territories, South Korea, UAE, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Dare to Overcome is also the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s annual in-person gathering for Fortune 500 faith-oriented employee resource groups (ERGs) and corporate chaplains to come together to share best practices and to build supportive, intersecting networks nationally and globally at the three-day event. All faiths and beliefs are welcome.