Adweek Pride Stars Celebrates 15 LGBTQ Leaders in Sports, Media, Marketing and Culture

From Lena Waithe and Young M.A. to execs at Mastercard, MSNBC, Procter & Gamble and the NFL

Adweek's inaugural Pride Stars list recognizes LGBTQ leaders across the industry spectrum. Illustration: Dianna McDougall

A big part of Adweek’s mission is to spotlight innovative work and leadership in our industry, from celebrating those who advocate for greater diversity (Adweek + Adcolor Champions) to our Young Influentials (coming your way in August) and the Most Powerful Women in Sports (look for it in November). This year, we’ve added a new showcase to our portfolio: Adweek Pride Stars. Not only are we recognizing the remarkable leaders of the LGBTQ community across the industry spectrum, we’re also shining a light on a consumer group that boasts a buying power of close to $4 trillion. The first class of Pride Stars features A-list celebrities and NFL coaches, brand-inclusion officers, company founders and more. We’re proud to share their stories. —Kristina Feliciano

This story first appeared in the June 22, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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