Ep.76 – #PrideMonth with Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD

June is #PrideMonth, when the LGBTQ community and its allies, honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, an event that served as the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the U.S. and around the world.

Where’s the connection between Pride and Better Off, besides the lesbian host? This week I chatted with Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Ellis’s story is an interesting one because prior to coming in GLAAD in 2014, she was a lifer in the for-profit world as a media executive. She led national media brands, notably growing Real Simple into one of Time Inc.’s most respected and successful magazines. Her vision also transformed and energized leading media outlets including Vogue, InStyle, New York, and House & Garden. She served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Martini Media, a digital firm specializing in online branding, public relations and marketing.

Suffice to say there was a bit of an adjustment period, but the numbers don’t lie, and in a relatively short amount of time, things have turned around and only continue to get better.

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