Rapper MC Lyte will host The 1st Annual Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Awards on Friday (September 25) in Washington, DC.
The event will pay homage to Vivica A. Fox, author Hill Harper and actor/philanthropist Malinda Williams, Chief Global Diversity Officer of McDonald’s Corporation.
Also being honored during the 1st annual award ceremony include Pat Harris; EVP of Urban Marketing for Universal Motown, Shanti Das; and HIV/AIDS Activist, Maria Davis.
WEEN is a worldwide coalition of women of all ages and races, aims to support the positive portrayal of women in media and in society in general.
The non-profit is led by former Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Executive Director Valeisha Butterfield, along with co-founders Kristi Henderson, Sabrina Thompson and Lauren Lake.
Angie Martinez, Rocsi, Big Tigger, Jeff Johnson and Alesha Renee will serve as presenters during the awards, which take place from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).