Born This Way Foundation Reveals the Kindness in Community Fund Winners
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 interview with The Ad Council’s Chief Campaign Development Officer, Heidi Arthur.
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.
#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.
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.
Hunger Action Month is a yearly campaign by Feeding America, launched in 2008 and happening each September, to drive awareness and inspire action to help end hunger in America. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges of reaching many people in need of help and has brought to light the health disparities and additional structural barriers that communities of color are facing. Read our Q&A with Elizabeth Nielsen, SVP Digital & Direct Marketing at Feeding America on how they are responding to the pandemic by accelerating their work and to learn more about how to take action today to help end domestic hunger.
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.
Rewrite the Future is an initiative by NRDC that leverages Hollywood to tell stories around climate change. Climate stories have been scarce at every level of the entertainment industry and this initiative offers a fellowship to help fund climate stories as well as experts to consult and advise on how to approach climate storytelling in a way that’s both entertaining and impactful. Read our Q&A with Daniel Hinerfeld, Director of NRDC’s Rewrite the Future to learn more about why storytelling is such an important aspect of advocacy work and a powerful tool to move culture.
Since its founding, MTV has always strived to reflect and amplify the issues most important to its audience – from groundbreaking storytelling about HIV/AIDS in the 80s to a first-of-its-kind youth voter engagement campaign in the 90s to an eye-opening TV series that measurably contributed to falling teen pregnancy rates in the 00s. By leveraging our storytelling superpowers, MTV has been at the forefront of social change efforts for decades.
BlavityU is a vertical launched by Blavity to give Gen Z a platform to vent, engage, and share their input about what is happening in the world around them. Read our Q&A on why it is vital to hold this space for students, community and storytellers.
MEET OUR JUDGES
CEO of The Center For Public Integrity
Award-winning Comedian, Actor, Producer & Writer
National Director of the Working Families Party
Global Brand Director for Dove and BPC Health & Wellness at Unilever
CEO of Giving Gap
President & Chief Operating Officer of (RED)
CEO of The Atlantic
Heather McGeory has been working on climate change issues with business, governments, foundations, non-profits and multilateral institutions for the last 20 years. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Erika Soto Lamb’s background is a mix of politics, cause and corporate work. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Liana Douillet Guzmán believes that for a project or campaign to cause real-world change, it needs to be authentic and tied to real world action. She gets to work on that mission in her role at Skillshare, where she is responsible for helping to shape their long-term strategy, and overseeing their brand, communications, and partnerships. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Noopur Agarwal believes that when we use the power of stories to educate and inspire people, we can meaningfully shift perceptions and move our audience to action. Learn more about her and her inspiring story in our latest feature.
Meet Shanita Brackett, Acting Associate Director for Operations, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Shanita Brackett started her career as a chemical engineer before turning her work to operations, which she believes is a commonly unseen yet highly effective and impactful role at any mission driven organization. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Henry Donahue believes that to get to real-world change, national organizations need to listen and learn from partners on the ground in local communities and then co-create plans for development there. Learn more about him and his inspiring work in our newest feature.
Nimo Awil believes that communications professionals are more than capable, but in fact responsible, to do good in their world with the skills they have. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Ezinne Okoro believes it takes honesty, collaboration, and a fearless mindset to cause real-world change. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before Maria Choi became the Founder & CEO of Raise for Good, she worked at major organizations on strategy, fundraising and marketing. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Rachel Hill has been working to fund social movements and safety net programs for almost two decades. Read more about her and her inspiring work in our latest feature.
Dev Sethi believes that context, timing and understanding the pipes of how distributed media works, is equally important as making great content. Learn more about him and his inspiring work in our newest feature.
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.
Juliana Uribe grew up in Colombia during an active war conflict and always wanted to work to change that reality. That’s why she started Movilizatorio, a citizen engagement and social innovation Lab for Latin America. Learn more about her and her 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.
Jessica Lacombe is a seasoned and award-winning creative who focuses on inclusive and accessible design, brand and identity systems, collateral and content design, event and environmental design, and audience mobilization and engagement. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Before Ruchika Tulshyan wrote a book about gender inequality in the workplace, she was a business journalist and worked in the tech industry. Those experiences inspired her to work in service of the idea that workplaces should be inclusive, innovative, free from bias and harassment. 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.
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.
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. Mitu Yilma, Digital Director at Born This Way Foundation and an Anthem Awards judge, is a crucial part of that mission: She oversees the organization’s entire online strategy. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
Since becoming GLAAD President & CEO 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.
To celebrate the inaugural season, 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.
To celebrate the inaugural season, 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 artwork to be featured.
When leaders and people of influence use their platforms to support a social issue, the world notices and others are inspired to do the same. To honor this impact, we’re celebrating the people using their cultural positions to amplify important causes in our Anthem Leaders series.
The Anthem Awards honors people, companies and organizations creating purpose & mission-driven work worldwide. To celebrate the inaugural season, we’re featuring groundbreaking documentary films that cut through the noise, connect a spectrum of global identities, and change the world.
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.
An artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for racial equity, Pharrell Williams is using his platform to empower a new generation of leaders.
Anthem Judges Chloe Barnes, Lead of Curation Standards (Representation & Inclusion) at Twitter, Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy at MTV Entertainment Studios, and Lindsay Stein, Chief Purpose Officer at Tombras lead a crash course on the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards Call for Entries
Join us July 27th for a virtual informational session with Managing Director Jessica Lauretti, who will introduce the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards and answer questions from the audience.
The Impact Series with our Managing Director Jessica Lauretti, will host conversations with professionals working across our core causes in a live fireside chat.
Anthem Managing Director Jessica Lauretti hosted a special panel in London this week titled: Making the Outdoors More Inclusive. The discussion reimagined how to design public spaces that are inclusive and accessible for all people, and featured Flock Together’s Ollie Olanipekun and London National Park City Foundation’s Mark Cridge.
Managing Director Jessica Lauretti hosted a virtual informational session to introduce the latest initiative and platform from The Webbys, the Anthem Awards and answered questions from the audience.
Mental Health is Health: Advocating for Mental Health Awareness and Practicing Self Care for the Social Impact Community
From Covid Isolation to Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles’ recent actions & remarks, mental health has been at the forefront of our cultural conversation in 2021. Join this expert panel in a conversation on how the social impact community can approach advocating for mental health awareness and issues through their work. We will discuss best practices for working on mental health issues and how to make impactful work in this space. We will discuss how mental health intersects with other important social justice issues. We will also address how to practice self care for those who are working on social justice issues that are often emotionally troubling as well as existentially important. Learn from seasoned professionals on how to make everyday impact while maintaining a work/life balance and avoiding burnout and stress.
How brands can put social impact at the core of their business to lead the future, by Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards.
Miss our AMA with Anthem Awards Managing Director Jessica Lauretti? 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.