Calling all ladies…
Laurie Ann Gibson, WEEN’s Kristi Henderson, WEEN/HSAN Managing Director Valeisha Butterfield, WEEN’s Sabrina Thompson, WEEN’s Lauren Lake, Mya.
Last night was the official launch of WEEN – Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network.
WEEN was created by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s (HSAN) Managing Director, Valeisha Butterfield, in response to the often negative image of women in music and entertainment.
The launch attracted a number of very high-profile people – HSAN’s Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, lawyer/TV personality Lauren Lake, TVOne boss Cathy Hughes, fashion icon Bethann Hardison, celebrity lawyer L. Londell McMillan, singer Mya, radio host Egypt, BET’s Rocsi and Terrence J and many more.
WEEN is a very important initiative, urging women of all cultures to take back responsibility for the way they are portrayed in music, film, media and more.
WEEN’s tagline is “One Million Strong”, signifying the committee’s hope to sign up one million women across the world in the next year.
For more information and to enrol in the movement, visit www.weenonline.org.