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The 2025 Real Leaders Impact Awards

A ranking of the fastest growing, impact companies. 

Application Extended Deadline: 9/8/24 @11:59pm 

About the Impact Awards Program

Real Leaders presents its 6th annual ranking of the fastest growing, impact companies in the world. The awards celebrate companies who want to be recognized for making an impact in a respected, brand-safe environment in Real Leaders magazine.

3 Reasons To Determine If Your Company Should Apply


Reach the top impact investors and CEOs who anticipate the release of this list every year. Real Leaders has over 35,000 magazines in circulation and has served YPO over the past 13 years. Visit our media guide here. All CEOs also receive an exclusive invitation to come on the Real Leaders Podcast, a Top 100 US Business News Podcast.

This Past Year’s Impact Awards Special Edition (Spring 2023)


If your company wins an impact award, your CEO may receive an exclusive invitation to UNITE Real Leaders, a 3-day workshop designed to 10x your capital sources, connections, coaches, and content.


We spend 50% of our lives with our co-workers. Real Leaders wants to celebrate the team who made this achievement possible.  We do this through our coordinated “social media blitz” that creates a trend on platforms such as Linkedin, X, Facebook, and Instagram. Added mileage to an already impressive feat.

This Past Year’s Impact Awards Photos Challenge (Intrigue Media)

What are the Top Impact Companies?

The 2025 Top Impact Companies is a ranking of the fastest growing, impact companies in the world by Real Leaders magazine in 2025. (see last year’s magazine).

When Does It Open?

The Official Application is open now until August 31st with the application price increasing at the end of each month.

How Do You Rank the Companies?

Please visit our 2024 Readiness Guide to get ahead of the competition. 

Past Winners

When Will the Winners Be Announced?

Applicants will be notified mid-September. The magazine is on shelves in airports around the United States January 1-April 1.

What is the application fee for the Impact Awards?

The application fee for the Impact Awards is $495.

This fee exists because, while the Impact Awards is a labor of love, our team works diligently reviewing every application to ensure only impact-oriented, growth-minded companies are featured on the Top Impact Companies list each year.

And, at Real Leaders, we firmly believe that impact matters. We know that your company is doing remarkable work to create positive change. As an Impact Awards award-winning company you receive:

* Inclusion on the official list of impact companies ranked by Real Leaders magazine providing credibility and exposure.

* An estimated $17,000 of media value in print and digital.

* The winner’s badge for social media, email signatures, pitch decks, etc. to enhance your impact credibility.

* A Real Leaders sanctioned Press Release announcing your award.

* The featured listing in the Impact Awards edition of Real Leaders Magazine.

* An invitation for the award-winning company’s CEO to attend the Impact Awards Celebration and Conference, UNITE.

* Participation opportunities in the Real Leaders Impact Community including personalized support with capital sources and connections with like-minded organizations and leaders to grow your business.

* An interview on our Top 100 US Business News Podcast.

* Exclusive employee engagement opportunities for your team including the legendary Real Leaders Impact Awards photo challenge where the winner earns a full-page ad in Real Leaders Magazine.