My advice to girls: "When a young woman knows who she is, what she cares about, and what comes most naturally to her, she can channel that self-awareness into a career that fulfills her and also lifts others. Career Girls helps her see just how rewarding those big dreams can be."
Community Builder Award: Someone who utilizes practices to create/enhance a community among those with a common interest or purpose, and takes action to better it.
Capping a 25-year career as one of the most influential women in the advertising industry, Anne founded Parlay House in 2012, a global community of over 10,000 women who gather and pull each other forward through shared experiences, meaningful content, and peer-to-peer connections. During the pandemic, Parlay House extended into the virtual arena with online discussions through Parlay from Away and the highly acclaimed podcast series Bring a Friend. Anne is also the author of the best-selling book The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World.
She is the former Board Chair of Marchex and a former Board Member of Lantern and National Home Healthcare. She has been a mentor for SHE-CAN, an organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders coming from post-genocide countries, and served as the Director of Stanford University's Healthy Body Image Programs. She and her husband were the lead sponsors of California's Proposition 36, which restored fairness in sentencing to the state's excessive Three Strikes law. Additionally, she was the Executive Director of The Return, an Emmy-nominated documentary about the experience of people returning to society post-incarceration.