Forbes Recognizes Subaru as One of America’s Best Brands for Social Impact


Automaker Named Number One Auto Brand on Inaugural List Based on Consumer Survey
Building on its reputation for being More than a Car Company, Subaru of America, Inc. today announced it was named one of the top brands on Forbes Best Brands for Social Impact 2023 list. Subaru is the number one brand listed in the automotive category.

To create the list, Forbes partnered with HundredX to survey more than 100,000 consumers and rank the 300 brands respondents rated most highly in four categories: overall brand values and trust, social stances, sustainability, and community support. Close to four million ratings were gathered across more than 2,000 unique brands. The list features brands that are most admired for doing good across sectors including the environment, social issues, and their local communities. Subaru placed in the top six in all four of the categories in the survey.

Giving back is at the core of everything we do at Subaru, and it exemplifies our efforts to be more than a car company, and were honored to be recognized for that work, said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. The causes that we invest in and partner with are very close to our hearts, and we take pride in our passion for helping others.

The Subaru Love Promise is the vision that guides the company and its retailers in making the world a better place. The pillars of Earth, Care, Help, Learning, and Pets, as well as the Subaru Share the Love Event, spread that love and philanthropy across a diverse group of partners and causes including The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ASPCA), Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America and the National Park Foundation.

Respondent feedback to the survey indicated that Subaru not only produces excellent vehicles that are built to last, but that customers appreciate what the automaker does on both a national and local scale for their community, and support causes its owners care about.

For more information about Americas Best Brands for Social Impact, visit here. Learn more about Subaru giving back by visiting here.

About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the companys vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $300 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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Forbes Announces Seventh Annual List Of America’s Top Wealth Advisors


Forbes, in partnership with SHOOK Research, announced the 2022 list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, which spotlights the nation’s top financial advisors. This year’s list includes 250 advisors, who manage $1.4 trillion in client assets. Advisors complete in-depth surveys and then vetted and ranked by SHOOK research.

“Despite continued uncertainty, this year’s top wealth advisors are navigating uncharted waters for their clients as they continue to provide best-in-class counsel,” said R.J. Shook, President and founder of SHOOK Research. “This annual ranking showcases the professionals that are reshaping the industry, the role models of the business.”

Jeff Erdmann of Merrill Private Wealth Management maintains the No. 1 spot on this year’s ranking, managing $12.6 billion in total assets, followed by Brian Pfeifler of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, who manages $9.6 billion. Of the 250 advisors on this year’s list, 52 are based in New York, 49 from California and 21 from Florida.

More than 80% of the professionals on this year’s list have persevered for more than a quarter-century, through two major bear markets and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty. And with raging inflation and an impending recession, these 250 financial advisors are proving that sound strategy can offer protection in any storm.

On October 11-13, 2022, Forbes will host its sixth annual Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit, which will convene the world’s top wealth advisors and industry leaders in Las Vegas. The event, in partnership with SHOOK Research, will provide a forum for world-renown investors, to discuss and debate the industry’s top trends, best practices and financial strategies.

To join the conversation online, follow: #ForbesTopAdvisor

The Forbes Top Wealth Advisors list is presented by Merrill.

About Forbes

Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 150 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE and Forbes Virtual events, custom marketing programs and 48 licensed local editions in 82 countries. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education and financial services license agreements.

“The Forbes Way” by Pamela Forbes Will Be Featured at LA Festival of Books in Spring 2022

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“The Forbes Way” (Black Card Books, 2019) by Pamela Forbes will be featured at the LA Times Festival of Books in Spring 2022. This book discusses how people can become the person they want to be in the future. When it comes to the business mind, it’s complicated in the sense that it’s always an endless battle with thinking for themselves vs. letting others think what’s best for them, and their business. It teaches the person, both personally and professionally, how to adapt to their current resources in order to meet challenges while pondering their original purpose as a career-driven individual, business professionals, and company. 


The author teaches “The Forbes Way” on how a person can achieve their desired goal of becoming a successful individual and, if they own a business, the success of their company as a whole. The business mindset cannot be mastered overnight, as it is stated. Pamela Forbes has been involved in organizational change for over twenty-five years and holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Education. She didn’t get where she is today without the experience she had to overcome and teachers that taught her a great many things. 


She uses her expertise to teach others about the challenge of personal growth and how that growth can have a great impact on the business. Pamela not only teaches the readers but also offers valuable advice on how they can further develop their business; she’s an extraordinary expert who allows people to take control of their goals rather than taking control of it. Where she helps them achieve their dream by letting them be the captain of their own ship.


What’s more, Dr. Forbes even created a tool that was developed for use in performance evaluations and future adaptations for that organization. She has worked intimately and effectively with individuals and systems, developing and establishing innovative models for change.


“The Forbes Way” guides the reader to develop an open mind, answer every question with an honest response, and carry out the activities. This book will help them find a new perspective for themselves and their business.


The Forbes Way: How to Lead Based upon Integrity, Innovation, and Ingenuity

Author | Pamela C. Forbes

Genre | Business & Economics

Publisher | Black Card Books

Published date | October 16, 2019


Interested? Learn more about “The Forbes Way” by Pamela Forbes available on Amazon, and come visit the upcoming LA Times Festival of Books in Spring 2022!

Forbes Reorganizes To Support Growth, Promotes Jessica Sibley To Chief Operating Officer

Company Recruiting for New Positions Across the Organization


Forbes announced a reorganization intended to create stronger alignment across the company in order to support growth as it prepares for a public listing currently scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter. The company’s Growth and Revenue teams are now consolidated into a unified Revenue Operations team led by Jessica Sibley who has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Forbes CEO Mike Federle.

Longtime Forbes executive Sherry Phillips will now oversee the revenue and marketing teams as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, reporting to Ms. Sibley. Previously, she was CMO. Taha Ahmed, who is promoted to SVP, Corporate Development, Strategy & Consumer Growth, will oversee an expanded Consumer Growth team responsible for Forbes’ rapidly growing direct-to-consumer business, also reporting to Ms. Sibley.

“With our public listing on track for this quarter, this is an incredibly exciting time to be at Forbes as we enter a new chapter designed for continued growth,” said Mike Federle, Forbes CEO. “I can’t think of anyone more capable of leading our Revenue and Growth initiatives than our newly promoted COO Jessica Sibley, an incredible leader and team builder who has led the sales organization to three consecutive years of record results.”  

Ms. Sibley has been Forbes Chief Revenue Officer for the past two years, and prior to her role as CRO, has held successive sales leadership roles including SVP, U.S. & Europe, and Chief Sales Officer over the course of six years. She has introduced several innovative products and initiatives, including BrandVoice products, ForbesLive virtual events, Forbes’ Representation & Inclusion Practice, ForbesOne, Forbes Demand Engine, and the CxO Growth Survey. Earlier, Ms. Sibley held leadership positions at Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Conde Nast.

“The new structure we’re announcing today will enable the pace of growth and scale necessary to achieve our goals,” said Jessica Sibley, Chief Operating Officer, Forbes. “We have amazing talent in our new Revenue Operations team, and I’m excited to support them as we continue to build our powerful media business, and continue to diversify our revenue mix with recurring income from our brand extensions business and direct-to-consumer revenue which has shown dramatic growth this year.”

The new Revenue Operations team includes Consumer Growth, Content & Design Studio, ForbesWomen, Sales & Marketing, Product, Technology, Asia, and Europe. These changes are effective immediately.

The company, which has continued to hire through the pandemic—avoiding layoffs and furloughs—is actively recruiting for nearly three dozen positions on its Revenue, Growth, Product, Technology, Corporate and Editorial Teams. Read more at Forbes Careers.

About Forbes

Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 150 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE and Forbes Virtual events, custom marketing programs and 44 licensed local editions in 77 countries. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education, and financial services license agreements.

Forbes recently announced plans to go public through a business combination with Magnum Opus (NYSE: OPA), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), which is expected to close in Q1 of 2022.

Forbes’ 2021 Under 30 Summit, Presented By Rocket Mortgage, Returns To Detroit To Celebrate A Decade Of Under 30

at the historic Detroit Opera House.

This intimate event will be taking place in-person exclusively for Under 30 list makers and virtually for a broader audience on October 11 – 12.  The Summit will safely bring together the best minds across industries, venture capitalism, public policy and more to learn, network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas.

The Under 30 Summit is a key component of Forbes’ yearlong 10th anniversary celebration of Under 30 that started with the launch of the 2021 30 Under 30 list. Focusing on the theme “Decade of Disruption,” the event will assemble a dynamic roster of leaders, entrepreneurs and Under 30 Listers past and present. The event will shine a spotlight on some of the biggest innovators of the last decade and explore what the future has in store as we enter a brand-new era.

Feature events at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit include:

  • Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, a tradition which will kick off the summit. Grammy-nominated musician, Jack Harlow will headline the 2021 Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, which will take place on the evening of October 10. Grammy-nominated musician, Kevin Garrett will be the show opener.
  • A series of panels and keynotes. Day one will focus on discussing the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow, while day two is all about looking inward and focusing on effective company building. 
  • Forbes Under 30 Taste of Detroit, a street festival featuring local food, drinks and performances which will support small businesses and chefs.
  • Forbes Under 30 Bar Crawl 
  • Virtual Service Day in partnership with Close the Gap. Forbes is joining forces with Close the Gap Foundation to launch a first-of-its-kind mentorship program that pairs first-gen, low-income (FGLI) and BIPOC students with Forbes 30 Under 30 list makers to bridge the network gap.

“As we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the 30 Under 30 list, the Under 30 community has become a global phenomenon with more than 10,000 young entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators from around the world,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer of Forbes and founder of the Under 30 Summit. “Our return to in-person events with the Under 30 Summit will spotlight Under 30 list makers, past and present, who have made a positive impact in business and society over the last decade. By hosting it in Detroit, and partnering with Rocket Mortgage, we are ready to safely celebrate a Decade of Disruption in the technology hub of the Midwest.”

The Summit follows the success of the 2021 Under 30 Summit Kickoff, the largest virtual collaborative effort of its kind, which brought together young innovators and game-changers, as well as Under 30 disruptors from the past 10 years. In returning to Detroit, Forbes will shine a light on the city’s grit, its innovative workforce and the unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors to see the tremendous value of the tech hub of the Midwest.

“The return to Detroit for the Under 30 Summit showcases the continued partnership between Rocket Mortgage and Forbes while celebrating the disrupters within the Under 30 community,” said Jay Farner, CEO of Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies. “Detroit, which has changed the world with its entrepreneurial spirit, vibrant culture and extraordinary technology ecosystem, makes for an ideal location to host a gathering of the next generation of brilliant minds, visionaries and disrupters. We look forward to building on the success of the 2019 Under 30 Summit and last year’s impactful Detroit Hackathon to shine a spotlight on and benefit the city we’re so proud to call home.”

The same year Forbes debuted its inaugural Under 30 list saw Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT) bring the majority of its workforce to downtown Detroit and have since grown their presence tremendously and continued to impact and disrupt through its business growth and significant investments in the local community in housing, employment and public life. The next decade looks even more promising as Rocket Mortgage further deepens its roots in the city and looks to hires more Detroiters in technology roles, bridge the digital divide and develop innovate programs that lifts its hometown. Additionally, Rocket Companies founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert this year announced a ten-year, $500 million investment into Detroit.

The 2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit event will feature key speakers, including:

·        Whitney Wolfe Herd, Founder & CEO, Bumble

·        Maria Sharapova, Tennis Champion, Investor and Entrepreneur

·        Alexandra Cooper, Host & Executive Producer, Call Her Daddy

·        John Chambers, Former Chairman & CEO, Cisco and Founder & CEO JC2 Ventures

·        Alex Rodrigues, Cofounder & CEO, Embark Trucks

·        Roni Frank, Cofounder & Head of Clinical Services, Talkspace

·        Neil Parikh, Cofounder, Casper

·        Kirsten Green, Founder & Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures

·        Harpreet Singh Rai, CEO, Oura

·        Ryan Nece, Former NFL Player & Managing Director, Next Play Capital

·        Ben Pasternak, Cofounder & CEO, SIMULATE

·        Isabelle Kenyon, Founder & CEO, Calibrate

·        Adam Sachs, Cofounder & CEO, Vicarious Surgical

·        Daniella Pierson, Founder & CEO, The Newsette

·        Peter Rahal, Cofounder, RXBAR

·        Devon Levesque, Founder, The DML Group

·        Kyle Hoff, Cofounder & CEO, Floyd

·        Jim DeCicco, Cofounder & CEO, Super Coffee

·        Brandon Fleming, Author and Founder & CEO, Harvard Diversity Project

·        Raquel Raies, National Brand Ambassador, The Macallan

·        Ann McFerran, Cofounder & CEO, Glamnetic

·        Sean Henry, Founder & CEO, Stord

·        Shawn Xu, Senior Associate, Floodgate

To learn more, please visit 2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit. To join the conversation on social, follow #Under30Summit.

Rocket Mortgage is the title sponsor of the 2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit. The Macallan is the presenting sponsor. Ally and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are supporting sponsors.

About Rocket Mortgage

Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, enables the American Dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with innovating an industry-leading, digital-driven client experience. Rocket Mortgage closed $320 billion dollars of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2020. In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, completely online mortgage experience. Currently, 99% of all home loans originated by the company utilize Rocket Mortgage technology.

Rocket Mortgage moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies employ 24,000 full-time team members nationwide. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix and operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit. Rocket Mortgage ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction for primary mortgage origination by J.D. Power for the past 11 consecutive years, 2010 – 2020, and also ranked highest in the country for customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past eight years, 2014 – 2021.

Rocket Companies, Rocket Mortgage’s parent company, ranked #5 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2021 and has placed in the top third of the list for 18 consecutive years. For more information and company news visit  

About Forbes

Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 150 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE and Forbes Virtual events, custom marketing programs and 45 licensed local editions covering 76 countries. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education, and financial services license agreements. For more information, visit the Forbes News Hub or Forbes Connect.