Director of DE&I Communications, Employer Branding - Levi Strauss & Co.
Antonio Stephens is the director of DE&I communications and employer branding at Levi Strauss & Co. His career journey in communications began at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he joined their Communications and Government Affairs Future Leaders Graduate Program. From traditional media to digital and social media strategy, he explored different avenues of expression. His versatility extended to talent and brand marketing, paid media, public policy, government affairs and employee engagement. In the midst of a global pandemic, he ventured beyond the healthcare industry and embraced a creative odyssey with Levi Strauss and Company. As the director of DE&I communications and global employer branding, he wielded his artistic vision to shape the narrative of true inclusion and belonging in the workplace, while revitalizing the company’s employer brand and value proposition. Through immersive storytelling and emotive creative concepts, he’s transformed the company's identity into an icon of celebrity status, personified by its employees. His ingenuity has led to the development and execution of award-winning creative campaigns, delivering exceptional business results and setting a new global standard for excellence. For Antonio, the power of storytelling and the ability to evoke genuine emotions, followed by action are at the heart of his passion.