Today, The Anthem Awards organizers announced the creation of The Anthem Fund, to support emerging individuals and organizations actively working to advance the causes that are being recognized in the Anthem Awards. This year, the fund will commit to donating $25,000 to AnitaB.org, a global organization for women and non-binary technologists.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by The Anthem Awards for our work in
supporting and advancing women and non-binary technologists, especially at a time when
people from marginalized groups need equitable access to resources more than ever and
when organizations need the benefits of building a strong, diverse tech workforce,” said
Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of AnitaB.org. “We know that when women are
employed, empowered and supported, communities are healthier and happier in every way,
and this donation helps us move in that direction.”
In line with The Webby Group’s mission to work at the intersection of tech, culture and accessibility, the fund will go towards the AnitaB.org mission to envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. They work to connect, inspire, and advance women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Alongside the fund, The Anthem Awards has joined Pledge 1% to increase its impact on the community, and joining the movement to donate time or resources to a nonprofit or cause of its choice.