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!


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From conducting groundbreaking research to creating new resources for agencies, GLAAD’s Visibility Project is working to increase LGBTQ representation in the ad industry.
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.
Your questions about The Anthem Awards, answered — during a virtual AMA with Anthem’s Managing Director. Join us Thursday, July 22 at 3pm ET.
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.
“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.”
"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!
An artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for racial equity, Pharrell Williams is using his platform to empower a new generation of leaders.

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

CEO 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.

Foundational Partners

Media partners

Our partners are global leaders in the purpose & mission-driven work arena. They support the mission of The Anthem Awards and we ask you to consider support for their respective missions.