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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for racial equity, Pharrell Williams is using his platform to empower a new generation of leaders.
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.
Thank you again for attending “Mental Health is Health” on September 15, 2021. You can watch the video of this important conversation here.
How brands can put social impact at the core of their business to lead the future, by Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards.
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.