Emily Brew


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Emily co-founded brew advisors, a woman-owned and woman-run consultancy that uses the power of creative and strategic communications as tools to build movements and drive social change. Emily spends her time innovating strategies for organizations that are up to something bigger than they are.

For the social change sector, Emily’s work has included expanding girls’ education in the global South, ending gender-based violence and sex trafficking in the US, redirecting mental health approaches in America and supporting environmental sustainability. Emily served as chief strategist for The Life Story, website and film series to address the commercial sexual exploitation of marginalized girls and women. 

For the private sector, Emily co-authored Inspired INC.: Become a company the world will get behind. This work came from a great curiosity to understand – as a business leader – how to navigate a fundamentally new marketplace where digital connectivity has given more people more power than ever before over the success of brands and companies. Emily and her team support and advise companies on purpose-driven business leadership to create brand distinction and 21st century competitive advantage.

Before co-founding brew advisors, Emily was the Brand Creative Director at the Nike Foundation, pulling together the efforts of creative teams alongside international development experts to create break-through communications, like the Girl Effect, that shifted the paradigm of social change communications. Under her leadership, the Nike Foundation developed messages and tools that made complex ideas like poverty alleviation accessible, compelling and inspiring. This work followed a decade-long career in Nike’s brand marketing organization.

A cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Emily holds a graduate degree in Human Rights and Women’s Studies from the University of London. She founded brew with her sister to bring brand thinking’s superpowers to the business of transforming the world.