Introducing The Anthem Awards

Brought to you by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities.

In light of this critical mission and to celebrate the launch of this new award platform, Pharrell Williams was presented an inaugural Anthem Achievement Award at this years Webbys ceremony in order to honor his dedication to philanthropic work in education and entrepreneurship. Read more about his work in the feature below!

Features

Entering The Anthem Awards is your chance to establish your brand as a purpose-driven leader, showcase your important work on a global scale, reach new partners, clients and audiences and help set the standard for best in class impact-driven work around the world, and demonstrate your values on important social issues.
Love it or Lose it is a campaign by World Wildlife Fund developed with a unique message for the environmental space — to draw attention to our deep connection to and love of nature. Leading this campaign with the heart creates a sense of real world urgency and puts the emphasis on how much we stand to lose from the problems facing our natural world. Read our Q&A with Terry Macko, SVP of Communications and Marketing at World Wildlife Fund on how to learn more and take action on the climate crises today.
To celebrate the inaugural season of The Anthem Awards, we're excited to launch an ongoing series which highlights brands and creative agencies from around the world and over the years, who are working on diverse causes and issues through their business practices, products, services and platforms. Check back each week for a new campaign or initiative to be featured.
Thank you again for attending “Mental Health is Health” on September 15, 2021. You can watch the video of this important conversation here.
We are proud to be partnering with the Ford Foundation whose mission is to build a world where everyone has the power to shape their lives. For our partnership, we’re featuring their Vanguards of Justice Series, which aims to amplify voices challenging inequality in the pursuit of social justice. Read more below, where we spotlight social justice leaders working across diverse issue areas and geographical locations.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
To celebrate the inaugural season of The Anthem Awards, we’re excited to launch an ongoing series which highlights documentary films, which have the power to cut through the noise, connect a spectrum of global identities, and change the world. Check back each week for a new documentary to be featured.
Join top global brands like Accenture, Deutsch NY, Hilton, Huge, Microsoft, Purpose, United Airlines, WW and more and enter today for your chance to be recognized by The Anthem Awards! Final deadline is October 1, 2021, enter today!
#BeKind21 is an annual campaign by Born This Way Foundation, developed as an invitation to practice kindness toward yourself and others each day. Happening each September, the initiative aims to build kinder, more connected communities that foster mental wellness. Read our Q&A with Mitu Yilma, Born This Way's Digital Director, on a movement of over 200 partners, 7 million participants, and 160 million pledges of kindness, on a mission to build a kinder, braver world that affirms and celebrates everyone for who they are.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
To celebrate the inaugural season of The Anthem Awards, we're excited to launch an ongoing series which highlights artists and artwork from around the world and throughout the ages, created to speak out on important social justice issues and with causes and impact in mind. Check back each week for a new piece of art to be featured.
How brands can put social impact at the core of their business to lead the future, by Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
Find all the info you need on how to enter the Inaugural Anthem Awards in this video from the event including the award process, partners and judges as well as important dates and deadlines. We will also review some of our frequently asked questions from the audience.
Love Has No Labels is a movement by The Ad Council to promote diversity, equity and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. Read our Q&A with Heidi Arthur, the Ad Council’s Chief Campaign Development Officer on the team behind LHNL collaborates with partners to combat implicit bias.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
From conducting groundbreaking research to creating new resources for agencies, GLAAD’s Visibility Project is working to increase LGBTQ representation in the ad industry. Read our interview with GLAAD's President & CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis.
An artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for racial equity, Pharrell Williams is using his platform to empower a new generation of leaders.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
Take a look at the full list of Anthem Award Categories, all of which are organized to honor work across seven key causes: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Education, Arts and Culture, Health, Human & Civil Rights, Humanitarian Action & Services, Responsible Technology and Sustainability, Climate and Environment.
The Anthem Club is a professional networking and convening space for folks who work in the social impact community. Held by humans across non-profits and digital organizing, as well as journalists, documentary filmmakers, creatives and marketers, the Anthem Club is a digital and offline squad that comes together to share what’s working on the ground and inspire each other to build new dynamics for a better future.
"I am honored to lead the Anthem Awards and be a part of this shift of what we as a society deem as valuable and worthy of an honor." Read the full letter here!
“NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), Mozilla, GLAAD, The Ad Council, World Wildlife Fund, XQ Institute, and Born This Way Foundation, set to advise Anthem Awards as it aims to elevate the people, companies and organizations creating positive impact globally.”

Featured Judges

Sarah Kate Ellis

President and CEO of GLAAD

Sarah Kate Ellis was named President and CEO of GLAAD in early 2014 after a successful career as a media executive. In short order, Ellis refocused GLAAD’s crucial advocacy to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community through various compelling and effective initiatives, campaigns, and programs.

Reshma Saujiani

Founder of Girls Who Code

Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code. Reshma is also the author of Brave, Not Perfect–a movement rooted in her experience, TedTalk, book, and podcast encourging women to live their bravest, fullest lives.

Stephanie Ellis-Smith, originally trained to be a lab scientist but found herself instead serving as a trusted advisor to philanthropic individuals and families around the country to help them make meaning and social change from their giving. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Gabe Reilich, Head of Content & Innovation at Good | Upworthy believes the next great idea that leads humanity to a more just, inclusive, and sustainable future is out there. Learn more about him and his inspiring work in our newest feature.
Kirstyn Nimmo is a social impact strategist who believes that in order for campaigns to cause real-world change, they need to be based on deep understanding of the community they aim to serve, and include actionable ways for others to take part. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before Chloe Barnes was a social entrepreneur, facilitator, and DE&I advocate she was a former Division I Women’s Basketball player. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before Jennifer Sengupta was Global Manager of Digital and Social Communications at Mars, she spent a decade building social and digital marketing strategies for the CSR and non-profit arms of large consumer companies, including National Geographic, Verizon, and AARP. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before Jeff Nelson was CTO and Co-Founder of Blavity, he was a serial entrepreneur with a professional background as a Software Engineer. Learn more about him and his inspiring work in our newest feature.
Elizabeth Nielsen has been raising awareness, driving engagement, and raising funds for nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before joining NRDC in 2014, Michelle Egan worked in a variety of fields including architecture, graphic design, journalism, education, and product development. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
The Honorable Alexis M. Herman is Chair and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures, LLC as well as Member of the Boards of Directors of Entergy, MGM Resorts International and the Coca-Cola Company. She is also the former Secretary of Labor. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
As the founding Executive Director of Solve, Alex Amouyel has built and oversees a fast-growing team whose mission is to drive innovation to solve global challenges. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
When becoming President & CEO of Ad Council, Lisa Sherman brought together her media and marketing experience with her desire to make an impact on the culture by using the power of communication to create real, lasting change. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Born This Way Foundation is using innovative campaigns and programming to help young people learn about mental health and connect with the vital resources they need.
Since becoming GLAAD President & CEO of GLAAD in 2014, Sarah Kate Ellis has worked to turn the organization from a media watchdog into one of the most influential cultural agents across media. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
The Mozilla Project supports the open, innovative web and ensures it continues offering opportunities for everyone. As CEO of Mozilla Corporation, Mitchell Baker is focused on accelerating the growth levers for the core Firefox browser product and platform, while investing in innovative solutions to mitigate the biggest challenges facing the internet. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
World Wildlife Fund's mission is to build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. As Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Terry Macko manages a supporter base of one million members and over 11 million activists. Learn more about him and his inspiring work in our newest feature.

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