GLAAD's president honored with Women Achiever Award

Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD's President and CEO, will receive the Women Achiever Award in honor of her dedicated work on behalf of women in the media and the LGBT community.

Sarah Kate, a Long Island native, will join pediatrics and breastfeeding medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer Shaer, Locust Valley High School student Tazim Merchant, and Walt Whitman High School student Gabrielle Ramirez as honorees at the Women's Fund of Long Island (WFLI)'s 20th annual Women Achievers Breakfast on October 23 in Woodbury, New York at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

"Taking the lead of a dynamic national media powerhouse in a role primarily held by men in the past has been a triumph for Sarah Kate and the LGBT women she advocates for," said WFLI Executive Director Stacey Scarpone.

Sarah Kate Ellis is an award-winning media executive and salient communications strategist who has led national media brands to their biggest successes. She has worked as co-chair of OUT at Time Inc., and as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Martini Media, and is a winner of seven MIN Awards for marketing innovation and two President's Awards. In 2011, she and her wife co-authored a memoir about their marriage and road to motherhood.

WFLI works to mobilize girls and women, personally and professionally, by ensuring financial security and physical safety. The group accomplishes its mission in part by forming relationships with grassroots organizations. From self-esteem programs to providing displaced Hurricane Sandy survivors with school supplies, and beyond, WFLI's dedication is clear and active.

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