Social Purpose Corporation, Beyond Believed, announced today their Founder and Lead Designer, Katie Manning, has been named “Young Leader of the Year” in the Community Engagement Category in the first ever Inaugural Anthem Awards Social Impact Celebration.
Anthem Finalists are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include Daniel Dae Kim (actor, producer and activist); Ashley Judd (Author, Actor, and Social Justice Humanitarian); Mitchell Baker (CEO and chairwoman, Mozilla); Lisa Sherman (president and CEO, Ad Council), Sarah Kate Ellis (president and CEO, GLAAD); Renata Erlikhman (chief investment officer, OW Management); Shayla Tait (director of philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation); Russlynn Ali (CEO and co-founder, XQ Institute); Marc Ecko (chief commercial officer and board member, XQ Institute); Heidi Arthur (chief campaign development officer, Ad Council); and Alexis M. Herman (chair and chief executive officer, New Ventures, and former U.S. secretary of labor).
Katie Manning is a multi-disciplinary designer and self-claimed futurist enthusiast. After surviving sexual trauma, Katie Manning created Beyond Believed to provide a way to support fellow survivors. Designing a one-of-a-kind digital healing companion and resource finder to help fellow survivors heal.
“Katie Manning and Beyond Believed have set the standard for excellence for the Impact Industry. We’re so proud of what we’re building at The Anthem Awards and are humbled by the extraordinary support from global brands and national organizations to artists, creators, and local individuals making an impact in their community,” said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director, The Anthem Awards. “It is our distinct honor to showcase and highlight this work and recognize its impact across Humanitarian Action & Services Innovation areas.”
“This is a huge honor!”, said Manning, “To have my Social Purpose Corporation, which I run completely as a solopreneur, acknowledged in front of so much talent and major corporations, it truly feels like the dream I’m hoping to never wake up from.”
Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices virtual conference as well as at a star-studded virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022. Fans will be able to watch the virtual show on-demand featuring special moments, and hallmark Speeches from all the Winners at www.anthemawards.com.
The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The inaugural competition received nearly 2,500 entries from 36 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the inaugural Anthem Awards.
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