David Angelo, founder and creative chairman of David&Goliath
and founder of global nonprofit organisation Today, I’m Brave
(TIB) announced the appointment of Lindsay Stein as chief executive officer of TIB. As CEO, Stein will act as a liaison between the board of directors and managers of TIB. Her responsibilities will include the elevation and growth of the nonprofit through fostering new relationships with collaborators, development of content creation and expanding fundraising initiatives to support and spearhead social good projects around the world.
“Today, I’m Brave started as a heart-centred movement to inspire a small town in Sierra Leone with 300 children who were up against Ebola. Their response was so moving, we sought out to keep inspiring all over the world. Since Today, I’m Brave’s inception in 2016, our nonprofit has celebrated true bravery globally, while creating a new model for philanthropy, inspiration and sustainability,” said David Angelo.
He continued: “It’s a movement that helps unlock the bravery in all of us and helps create the change our world so desperately needs. Finding a leader who not only believes in the power of bravery, but also the power of humanity and altruism, was the criteria we used to find the right person. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Lindsay Stein over the past 6 years and was always impressed with her inspiring creativity, her positive attitude and willingness to make the world a better place for all. We are so fortunate to have her as Today, I’m Brave’s first CEO and are excited about the opportunity to help even more people and organisations in the world unlock their bravery.”
Stein joins TIB from Campaign Magazine, the world’s largest advertising trade publication, as U.S. editor for several years where she worked to elevate and celebrate the industry, while also holding it accountable for doing good work in the right way. During her time at Campaign, she launched the Female Frontier Awards and Power of Purpose Awards, while expanding and evolving the Inclusivity and Creativity Awards and 40 Over 40. Before Campaign, she was a reporter at Ad Age for three years, where she honed her expertise specifically in the area of creativity, marketing and media. Prior to that, she spent five years at PRWeek, covering consumer marketing and communications.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Today, I’m Brave and help take it to all new levels. Today, I’m Brave is more than a non-profit with a mission statement. It’s a movement and a frame of mind, and its core has been built on passion, perseverance and positivity,” said Lindsay Stein. “David Angelo is a force of nature, and he’s just as dedicated and loyal as he is creative and pioneering. I’m honoured to work together to help make necessary changes in the advertising and marketing industry, as well as the world at large, through TIB initiatives. At the end of the day, if all of us - companies, agencies, organisations and individuals - focus less on fear, we’ll be able to come together to overcome obstacles, break barriers and make the world a braver place.”
As a journalist covering advertising and marketing for a decade, Stein has broken major industry stories, written features on important topics like gender inequality in adland and questionable marketing practices, and has been a fierce champion for creativity, diversity, progress and rising stars.
Stein officially starts her new role at Today, I’m Brave on 3rd August 2020.