Pamela Stewart, VP of National Retail Sales for Coca-Cola North America, is included in GO Magazine’s 2018 list of “100 Women We Love” for her leadership in the LGBTQ community.

“In all areas of my life, I focus on growth and impact, working to create inclusive environments of accelerated equality and acceptance so that everyone has the best possible chance to experience their best life,” she told GO Magazine, the nation’s most widely read free lesbian publication. “Creating that space is the most rewarding aspect of all of my work.”

Stewart chairs the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, and The Coca-Cola Company’s Multicultural Leadership Council. She also serves on Leadership Atlanta’s Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Georgia’s Board of Directors, Coca-Cola’s Global Women’s Leadership Council, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ LGBTQ Advisory Council and Camp Twin Lakes Communications Advisory Committee.

Every June, GO compiles a select list of talented tastemakers, influencers and all-around inspirational women who are making their mark on the LGBTQ community and on the world at large. Stewart was selected for her achievements, contributions and continuing service as a role model for out women.

“My mission in life is twofold: To create an environment where people feel more comfortable in their own skin, and to stretch people beyond their own perceived potential,” Stewart added. “Both of these come back to love and inclusion.”

Stewart spoke recently with Coca-Cola Journey Australia about the importance of "speaking up, reaching out and welcoming in." Read more.