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Mary Emily O'Hara

Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. O'Hara specializes in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities. They previously worked at Into, them., MSNBC and NBC News, the Daily Dot and Vice. In 2016, O'Hara won an NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ Journalists) award for their coverage of transgender healthcare apps and is known for breaking the story of the nation's first legally nonbinary person obtaining legal status that same year. Their continued coverage ultimately helped lead at least 11 U.S. states to add gender-neutral options to driver's licenses and ID cards.

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How to Turn Your Career Into a Hero’s Journey, According to Julian Duncan and Jabari Hearn

Brand Marketing

Marketing's favorite bromance joined Brandweek to share tips for authenticity, integrity, and staying the course in your career.

Today’s the Day to Go Dot-Gay

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The new .gay domain is now available to brands and the public. Here's why you should reserve yours.

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The Working-Class Kid From Liverpool Who Changed the Gay Media World

Leadership & Talent

Josh Fletcher heads the Gay Times' in-house agency, offering brands a direct line to LGBTQ+ audiences.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms on Leading a Major City Through a Year of Crisis

Brand Marketing

The mayor of Atlanta joined Brandweek to share her leadership strategy and how the city has sustained the recession.


Brandweek Lift Opens Doors for Over 100 Minority-Owned Agencies and Solution Firms


The new initiative connects brands with diverse marketing and advertising vendors.

How Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative Is Changing False Narratives Around Racism in America

Brand Genius

Adweek's 2020 Brand Save honoree on education, the need for 'regime change' and his wishes for the ad industry.

How Phenomenal Became a Leading Social Impact Apparel Brand

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The niece of Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, Meena Harris runs social impact brand Phenomenal Woman.

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Julian Duncan Is Pioneering a New Social Impact Role at the NFL Team Level

Brand Marketing

The Jacksonville Jaguars is the first team to have a marketing executive overseeing 'social responsibility.'

‘Sin Pena:’ Hispanic and Latin American Leaders Issue a Fearless Charge to Speak Up

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Latinx marketing leaders joined forces at Adweek summit with a unifying theme: Make your voice heard.

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Here’s an Expansive List of Resources for Finding and Retaining Diverse Talent

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Initiatives that make searching for employees simpler are popping up more than ever before.

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Pizza Hut Appoints First-Ever Chief Equity Officer

Brand Marketing

Chequan Lewis formerly oversaw the brand's domestic Express chain.

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Brandweek Lift Connects Brands With Minority-Owned Solution Providers


At Adweek's annual summit, this initiative will allow leaders to better diversify who they work with.

Pinterest Expands Skin Tone Range for Makeup Try-On Feature

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Users can shop for more than 10,000 shades with the help of augmented reality.

Washington NFL Team Asks Fans to Create New Name and Logo

Sports Marketing

The former Redskins take their rebranding to the people.

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Why WNBA Players Are Wearing Breonna Taylor’s Name on Their Jerseys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

#SayHerName campaign has lined up a series of brand and celebrity partnerships.