Tonight: NowThis NEXT Presents: Yes We Did! The Vital Voices of 2021

Premieres in Primetime at 8PM ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network & NowThis

Company Release
October 25, 2021

NEW YORK – (October 25, 2021) – Today, NowThis, the no.1 news brand on digital [Tubular Labs, March 2021], OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Vital Voices Global Partnership will premiere the second annual NowThis NEXT. Tonight’s event will touch on the most pressing issues women are facing right now and spotlight the critical role women leaders play in creating a more equitable and just world for us all.

Featured guests include Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actress and activist Eva Longoria, actress Kristen Bell, Vital Voices Global Partnership President and CEO Alyse Nelson, actress Nicole Maines, singer, dancer, and actress JoJo Siwa, actress Garcelle Beauvais, actress and singer Skye Dakota Turner, author, podcaster, and purpose coach Jay Shetty, singer-songwriter MILCK, The Afghan Girls Robotics Team & more. This year’s honorees include poet and activist Amanda Gorman, racial justice activist Chelsea Miller and youth climate activist Xiye Bastida. Read more via Deadline.

NowThis NEXT Presents: Yes We Did! The Vital Voices of 2021 will premiere tonight at 8PM ET on OWN and simultaneously on, and live on NowThis’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok channels.

The inaugural NowThis NEXT, which garnered over 12M views, was honored at this year’s Streamys Social Good Awards and is nominated for Best Social Event at the Drum Awards for Social Media.

You can view the full list of this year’s special guests here.

About NowThis:
NowThis is the #1 mobile news brand in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. They have a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. By providing insightful context from a youth perspective, NowThis has revolutionized how news is consumed today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos are created for a mobile generation and receive over 2.6 billion monthly views [platform analytics, June 2020]. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media -- the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020].

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network:
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes award-winning digital platform Access OWN anytime on Watch OWN and discovery+ across mobile devices and connected TVs.

About Vital Voices:
Vital Voices Global Partnership invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 22 years, we have built a network of 18,000 change makers across 184 countries who are collectively daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.



Priyanka Mantha

VP, Communications, NowThis


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