MaryAnne Howland - At The Epicenter

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MaryAnne Howland

Biography

“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing of all of us. My mission is to be a transformative changemaker.”

As President and CEO of Ibis Communications, MaryAnne leads a team of consultants and creative professionals to connect brands to diverse communities through the integration of inclusive messaging and communications, branding, advertising, PR, direct, social and digital marketing, and strategic partnerships to deliver authentic social impact.

As Founder and CEO of the Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, MaryAnne leads a forum designed to facilitate an on-going dialogue with thought leaders, influencers and C-Suite executives who are at the nexus of inclusion and sustainability in the US, BRICS nations, and other emerging markets. The annual summits have been held at the New York Stock Exchange and in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters.

MaryAnne currently serves as Vice Chair on the board of the American Sustainable Business Council. The mission of American Sustainable Business Council is to advance public policies that ensure a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. She is a past chair of Social Venture Network, the premiere organization of mission-driven social entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business.