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Sarah Kate Ellis

President and CEO, GLAAD

Sarah Kate Ellis is the President and CEO of LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD. During her nine years of leading GLAAD, she has run winning campaigns for marriage equality, representation of LGBTQ people in media, education on transgender people, and more. She works directly with CEOs, elected officials, and the most recognizable journalists and celebrities to advance LGBTQ acceptance. She has moderated and participated in official engagements about global LGBTQ issues at the White House, before the U.S. Congress, and at leading industry conferences and events including the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit, Clinton Global Initiative, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Sarah Kate is a regular expert on CNN, MSNBC, and across print and online media. Most recently, she was named to the 2023 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Prior to GLAAD, Sarah Kate was a media executive. She and her wife co-authored a new children’s book entitled ‘All Moms’ and they reside in New York with their children.