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Mary Emily O'Hara

Diversity and Inclusion Reporter
Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. O'Hara specializes in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities. They previously worked at Into, them., MSNBC and NBC News, the Daily Dot and Vice. In 2016, O'Hara won an NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ Journalists) award for their coverage of transgender healthcare apps and is known for breaking the story of the nation's first legally nonbinary person obtaining legal status that same year. Their continued coverage ultimately helped lead at least 11 U.S. states to add gender-neutral options to driver's licenses and ID cards.

The Washington Redskins Will Change Their Team Name

A decades-long fight to change racist name was reinvigorated by Adweek reporting.

Here’s What 500 Black Americans Have to Say About Black Representation in Advertising

A survey conducted by Burns Group offers unflinching insight into what marketers need to change.

West Elm Partners With 15 Percent Pledge to Add More Black-Owned Brands

The home decor retailer is the third to sign on, joining Sephora and Rent the Runway.

The Challenges Facing Women and POC Founders in Cannabis

Chanda Macias, CEO of Women Grow, talks diversity and inclusion in marijuana at Adweek's Elevate: Cannabis and CBD summit.

What Marketers Need to Know About the LGBTQ Community in 2020

Here's a first look at the results of the annual LGBTQ Community Survey.

Leaked Letter to NFL by Native American Leaders Demands Immediate Action on Redskins Name

The letter was sent to league commissioner Roger Goodell, as well as corporate stakeholders and elected officials.

A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

By The Books is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow of the popular Call Your Girlfriend podcast.

Cleveland Indians Will Review Name After Redskins Controversy

As the Native mascot issue heats up, Washington Redskins minority owners look to sell their stakes.

Washington Redskins Officially Begin Review of Team Name

Pressure from brands and public compel team owners to consider change.

Group of Agencies Band Together to Offers $1.5 Million for Women and POC Founders

Agencies are partnering with Harlem Capital to found the Diverse Marketing Consortium and support diverse entrepreneurs with pro bono marketing.