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Dr. Candace Warner Selected as a Silver Winner in Inaugural Anthem Awards in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Category, Leader of the Year

March 2, 2022

After nearly 2,500 entries across thirty six countries and 10,000 reviews by the International Academy of Digital Arts, people3 Founder and CEO, Dr. Candace Warner was selected as a Silver Winner in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leader of the Year category of the inaugural Anthem Awards. The Anthem Awards, an initiative of the Webby Awards, creates a platform to highlight purpose-driven organizations, brands, and people around the world sparking change across communities.

The Anthem Awards’ mission is to define a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action to transform their communities.

Dr. Warner is honored to be named among so many catalysts for change, working to amplify the voices of diverse groups and cultivate spaces for inclusion. As a sociologist, educator, and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for over 20 years, Warner has built her DEI career around understanding people’s differences and emphasizing the importance of leveraging these differences to create cultures of inclusion. People3 has partnered with over sixty organizations across the world, helping them shape and direct their DEI efforts. From a young age, Dr. Warner found beauty in the diverse and complex nature of people. Today, she continues to illuminate the human intricacies that make us unique and similar in so many ways. Dr. Warner’s recognition as an Anthem Awards winner holds a mirror to her purpose-driven mission for people3 to create workplace cultures dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“People3 Founder and CEO, Dr. Candace Warner, has set the standard for excellence for the diversity, equity, and inclusion industry,” We are so proud of what we are building at The Anthem Awards and are humbled by the positive response and 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 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion areas.”

“I’ve been doing this work in diversity and inclusion–in some form or fashion–for over half of my life. It’s truly an honor to be recognized among so many advocates and leaders for change in this space. I never feel like the work we do in diversity, equity, and inclusion is enough….there’s always more to do to create inclusive organizations, communities, and a more equitable society. But our team at people3 continues to meet the challenge and to do this impactful work every day. I love that I get to do this work every day and have a strong team behind me that believe in the mission of people3 and are advocates for change in the world. We all want a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. Thank you to Anthem for recognizing our work”, said Warner.

Warner was joined in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion category by five finalists including Trevor Noah of the The Daily Show,The Game We Didn’t Know We Were Playing, TedX speaker Sean A. Watkins , George P. Johnson Experience Marketing’s Cody Eastman, Cory Lee, author of Wheelchair Travel Blog, Curb Free with Cory Lee, and Chief Brand Officer of WWE and Co-founder of Connor’s Cure, Stephanie Macmahon.

A portion of program entrant revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the inaugural Anthem Awards.

Winners for the inaugural Anthem Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and celebrated at the first annual Anthem Voices virtual conference as well as a virtual Awards Show on Monday, February 28, 2022. The full awards show is available on-demand at www.anthemawards.com.