KELLY ROWLAND PRESENTS BET CHAIRMAN AND CEO DEBRA L. LEE WITH THE YWCA GREATER LOS ANGELES MEDIA VISIONARY AWARD AT THE ORGANIZATION'S ANNUAL RHAPSODY GALA
YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) honored Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET, at its annual Rhapsody Gala Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
YWCA GLA honored Ms. Debra L. Lee, a woman who has led the global media and entertainment brand BET Networks as Chairman and CEO for nearly 30 years, with the Media Visionary Award, which was presented to her by Kelly Rowland. The evening also honored Ms. Tracy Underwood, National Manager of Toyota's pioneering social impact division, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who was honored as Man of the Year.
In attendance were the evening's co-chairs: YWCA GLA's Ambassador, Kathy Ireland, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was recently named YWCA GLA's Advisory Commissioner, and Fabian Wesson, Chair, California Science Center and Exposition Park. Also in attendance were "Entertainment Tonight's" Nischelle Turner who also served as the evening's emcee, Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Seymour, Tia Mowry-Hardic, Tichina Arnold, Kamil McFadden, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Dana Gourrier and Tiffany Haddish
ABOUT THE YWCA GREATER LOS ANGELES
Founded in 1894, YWCA Greater Los Angeles addresses the emerging and ongoing needs of the greater Los Angeles area. As a women's membership movement built on the mission of "eliminating racism and empowering women," the organization celebrates more than 120 years of community service. YWCA Greater Los Angeles core initiatives include: Workforce Development, Child Development, Youth Development, Advocacy, Housing, Senior Programs, and Sexual Assault Crisis Services.
As a part of the national YWCA mission, we advocate for justice and dignity for all people. YWCA GLA is pioneering a model of community centers and housing - co- created with diverse stakeholders - to transform lives, build self-reliance and, ultimately, strengthen communities.
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