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The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network announces WEEN

Submitted by on September 7, 2007 – 9:45 amOne Comment
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WEEN spokeswoman Kimora Lee Simmons

The recent dialogue surrounding the portrayal of women of color in entertainment – specifically in hip-hop – has propelled women in the entertainment industry to take a stand.

Powerbrokers like Kimora Lee Simmons, Joss Stone, President of Motown Records/EVP of Universal Records Sylvia Rhone and Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Valeisha Butterfield, have joined forces to announce the launch of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).

Kimora has signed on as the national spokeswoman for WEEN.

“I am truly honored to join forces with the Women’s Entertainment Empowerment Network and this amazing collective of women,” Kimora says. “I firmly believe in WEEN’s mission and hope that together we can begin making a real difference with our work.”

For the last several months, more than 80 influential women in the entertainment industry have been meeting to develop WEEN’s mission statement, program and strategy.

WEEN’s official launch, a special invitation-only “pink” carpet event, will take place on Wednesday, September 19 in New York City.

Entertainment and recording industry executives from across the nation are confirmed to attend.

The launch event will kick-off the twelve month countdown to enroll one million women into WEEN. The initiative will create a coalition of empowered women committed to action.

DrJays.com is a proud supporter of WEEN, with our own Boss Lady a committee member.

For more information and to join WEEN, log onto www.weenonline.org.

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  • NaNa says:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about!! It’s about time women in hip-hop came together for a positive cause. Love to hear this news…

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