Debra L. Lee Honored At 13th Annual Rhapsody Gala

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/16/2015 | 11:00 AM EST

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CEO and chairwoman of BET Networks was recognized Saturday evening by the YWCA Greater Los Angeles

BET boss lady Debra L. Lee was honored Saturday night by the YWCA Greater Los Angeles at their Rhapsody Gala for her excellence in media.

Kelly Rowland
was on hand to present the CEO and chairwoman with the Media Visionary Award at the 13th annual event. YWCA president Faye Washington said Lee was being honored for "[setting] patterns of excellence for the entire spectrum of media with BET Networks' authentic programming and corporate philanthropy that positively impacts how young minorities see themselves and their community, directing them to lives of success and contribution."

Past recipients at the Rhapsody Gala include the late poet Maya Angelou and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Boone Isaacs was in attendance Saturday night along with Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tichina Arnold, Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset, Kathy Ireland and others.

The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


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