Debra Lee, former CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET), will reflect on her journey from her childhood in the segregated South to the leader of the first Black-owned company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Lee will share insights into her storied career and the many obstacles she faced as a Black woman executive. She will be joined in conversation by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a nationwide book club-turned-literacy non-profit.
Debra Lee is the former CEO of BET, where she served for over thirteen years. She is the founder and chair of Leading Women Defined Foundation and the co-founder of the women's mentoring group Monarchs Collective. She serves as a director on the boards of Warner Bros. Discovery, Marriott International, and Procter & Gamble.
Glory Edim is the founder of the book club-turned-literacy non-profit Well-Read Black Girl. She is the author of the anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves.
Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201