Stephanie McMahon’s history with charity needs no explanation to wrestling fans. She is listed by Forbes as the second-most influential Chief Marketing Officer in the world. If philanthropy truly is the future of marketing, as Stephanie once tweeted, she’s thoroughly entrenched herself as queen.
According to a press released by WWE, McMahon is receiving more kudos from a charitable organization. Stephanie will be honored by the March of Dimes with a corporate leadership award later this month. The release credits Steph for her philanthropic work as well as for being responsible for the popularity of women’s wrestling.
“WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon will be honored will be honored with the Corporate Leadership at the March of Dimes Greater New York/New Jersey Market during its 38th Annual Sports Luncheon on Tuesday, November 30.
…Among her many contributions, she has been the driving force behind WWE’s Women’s Evolution, which has given female performers an equal share of the spotlight both in and out of the ring. Prior to being named Chief Brand Officer in 2013, Stephanie was Executive Vice President, Creative and was the first woman to lead WWE’s Creative Writing, Digital Media, Talent Relations, Talent Brand Management and Live Events businesses.”
Steph will be honored along with New York Rangers goaltending legend Henrik Lundqvist and 11-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix. Other honorees of the past include Joe Namath, Mickey Mantle, Eli Manning, and Venus Williams.
The March of Dimes luncheon event has raised $18 million to support the charity since 1984. The organization serves to help mothers and babies improve their overall health outlook. It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938.
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