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GLAAD President & CEO

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 Sarah Kate Ellis Biography

Sarah Kate Ellis was named CEO & President of GLAAD in January 2014 after a successful career as an award-winning media executive and communications strategist.

In short order, Ellis has refocused GLAAD’s crucial advocacy to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community through a variety of compelling and effective initiatives, campaigns and programs.

A powerful communicator, Ellis has used GLAAD’s position as the nation’s leading media advocacy organization to demand and generate coverage of LGBT Russians during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Under her leadership, GLAAD worked closely with Facebook to expand the social network’s gender options to be more inclusive of transgender and gender non-conforming users. And during the 2014 World Cup, Ellis’ team led an effort to demand that FIFA address anti-LGBT slurs at the games, leading broadcasters ESPN and Univision to condemn such hateful language on the air to worldwide audiences.

Ellis’ team also successfully challenged the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s ban on LGBT participation, leading two major sponsors, Heineken and Guinness, to pull their support and ultimately bring inclusion to the historic celebration. She followed this effort with the culmination of a years-long partnership between GLAAD and Scouts for Equality to end the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay youth and adult leaders.

Behind the scenes, she has positioned GLAAD as a leading advisor to media executives when it comes to dealing with the world’s biggest LGBT-related stories, including Caitlyn Jenner’s historic coming out.

Ellis’ team served as a guiding hand throughout the news cycle surrounding Jenner’s historic announcement and subsequent publicity, from Jenner’s groundbreaking interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, to her Vanity Fair cover story, to her one-hour special and docu-series on the E! network. GLAAD has ensured fair and accurate media coverage that has reshaped the way people across the world see and understand the transgender community.

Ellis’ vision has expanded GLAAD’s international impact, working closely with campaigners on the ground in Ireland to help implement media strategies and best practices leading up to the country's successful marriage equality referendum.

Also in 2015, Ellis brought to life GLAAD’s groundbreaking “Accelerating Acceptance” report, a first-of-its-kind study that measures levels of LGBT acceptance in America beyond policy issues.

A forceful spokesperson for LGBT acceptance, Ellis’ commentary and statements have appeared in influential media including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, TIME, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other outlets.

As an insightful expert on LGBT issues, Ellis has appeared on ABC News, Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and scores of other broadcasts.

Named one of Family Circles’ 20 most influential moms in 2015, Ellis ranked 20th on the Guardian’s World Power Pride list in 2014 and was named an Agent of Change by Washington D.C.’s largest LGBT publication, Metro Weekly.

Ellis co-authored a memoir with her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, titled “Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made," released by Simon & Schuster. The autobiography chronicled their simultaneous pregnancies and road to motherhood. The two were featured on the groundbreaking “Gay Marriage Already Won” cover of TIME Magazine. They were the first same-sex couple to have their marriage ceremony performed in the Episcopal Church of New York State.

Prior to joining GLAAD, Sarah Kate Ellis 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.

She earned seven MIN Awards for marketing innovation, two President’s Awards, and MIN’s Sales Executive Team of the Year award in 2012.

As co-chair of OUT at Time Inc., she led programming to spotlight the diversity of the LGBT community and educated the organization’s straight allies on a wide range of LGBT issues.

Ellis earned her B.A. from Russell Sage College and also attended the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth.

Ellis and her wife Kristen are the proud mothers of two adorable children.

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Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made

Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made

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Sarah Kate Ellis

GLAAD President & CEO

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Sarah Kate Ellis Biography

Sarah Kate Ellis was named CEO & President of GLAAD in January 2014 after a successful career as an award-winning media executive and communications strategist.

In short order, Ellis has refocused GLAAD’s crucial advocacy to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community through a variety of compelling and effective initiatives, campaigns and programs.

A powerful communicator, Ellis has used GLAAD’s position as the nation’s leading media advocacy organization to demand and generate coverage of LGBT Russians during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Under her leadership, GLAAD worked closely with Facebook to expand the social network’s gender options to be more inclusive of transgender and gender non-conforming users. And during the 2014 World Cup, Ellis’ team led an effort to demand that FIFA address anti-LGBT slurs at the games, leading broadcasters ESPN and Univision to condemn such hateful language on the air to worldwide audiences.

Ellis’ team also successfully challenged the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s ban on LGBT participation, leading two major sponsors, Heineken and Guinness, to pull their support and ultimately bring inclusion to the historic celebration. She followed this effort with the culmination of a years-long partnership between GLAAD and Scouts for Equality to end the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay youth and adult leaders.

Behind the scenes, she has positioned GLAAD as a leading advisor to media executives when it comes to dealing with the world’s biggest LGBT-related stories, including Caitlyn Jenner’s historic coming out.

Ellis’ team served as a guiding hand throughout the news cycle surrounding Jenner’s historic announcement and subsequent publicity, from Jenner’s groundbreaking interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, to her Vanity Fair cover story, to her one-hour special and docu-series on the E! network. GLAAD has ensured fair and accurate media coverage that has reshaped the way people across the world see and understand the transgender community.

Ellis’ vision has expanded GLAAD’s international impact, working closely with campaigners on the ground in Ireland to help implement media strategies and best practices leading up to the country's successful marriage equality referendum.

Also in 2015, Ellis brought to life GLAAD’s groundbreaking “Accelerating Acceptance” report, a first-of-its-kind study that measures levels of LGBT acceptance in America beyond policy issues.

A forceful spokesperson for LGBT acceptance, Ellis’ commentary and statements have appeared in influential media including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, TIME, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other outlets.

As an insightful expert on LGBT issues, Ellis has appeared on ABC News, Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and scores of other broadcasts.

Named one of Family Circles’ 20 most influential moms in 2015, Ellis ranked 20th on the Guardian’s World Power Pride list in 2014 and was named an Agent of Change by Washington D.C.’s largest LGBT publication, Metro Weekly.

Ellis co-authored a memoir with her wife, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, titled “Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made," released by Simon & Schuster. The autobiography chronicled their simultaneous pregnancies and road to motherhood. The two were featured on the groundbreaking “Gay Marriage Already Won” cover of TIME Magazine. They were the first same-sex couple to have their marriage ceremony performed in the Episcopal Church of New York State.

Prior to joining GLAAD, Sarah Kate Ellis 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.

She earned seven MIN Awards for marketing innovation, two President’s Awards, and MIN’s Sales Executive Team of the Year award in 2012.

As co-chair of OUT at Time Inc., she led programming to spotlight the diversity of the LGBT community and educated the organization’s straight allies on a wide range of LGBT issues.

Ellis earned her B.A. from Russell Sage College and also attended the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth.

Ellis and her wife Kristen are the proud mothers of two adorable children.

Sarah Kate Ellis Videos

  • Corey Rae & Sarah Kate Ellis | The 2019 MAKERS Conference ...
    Corey Rae, activist, model, and writer, talks to Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, about the new GLAAD List, being the firstĀ ...
  • Sarah Kate Ellis #TellThePope - YouTube
  • GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis on Mission & "Tr*nny" as a Slur ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sarah Kate Ellis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sarah Kate Ellis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sarah Kate Ellis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sarah Kate Ellis?

    Booking fees for Sarah Kate Ellis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sarah Kate Ellis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sarah Kate Ellis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sarah Kate Ellis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sarah Kate Ellis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sarah Kate Ellis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sarah Kate Ellis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sarah Kate Ellis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sarah Kate Ellis for your event is available upon request. Sarah Kate Ellis generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, Anjali Sud, Sally Kohn, Ivy McGregor and Nancy Northup. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sarah Kate Ellis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sarah Kate Ellis Speaker Videos

  • Corey Rae & Sarah Kate Ellis | The 2019 MAKERS Conference ...
    Corey Rae, activist, model, and writer, talks to Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, about the new GLAAD List, being the firstĀ ...
    Sarah Kate Ellis #TellThePope - YouTube
  • GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis on Mission & "Tr*nny" as a Slur ...
    Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD CEO & President - YouTube

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