(AllHipHop News) The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network is honoring a group of individuals for their role in raising global awareness and empowering women.
On November 16, the Sixth Annual WEEN Awards will celebrate the achievements of rap legend Lil Kim, G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyana Taylor, veteran actress Meagan Good, Black-ish star Yara Shahidi, and others.
“For nearly a decade, WEEN has served as a conduit for change, providing education, mentorship and empowerment for young women across the nation. The Sixth Annual WEEN Awards will underscore our commitment to women and girls with a focus on social justice,” states WEEN Co-Founder and CEO, Valeisha Butterfield Jones.
The full list of honorees at the Sixth Annual WEEN Awards:
Meagan Good (Actress) – Women’s Empowerment Award
Ethiopia Habtemariam (President of Motown Records) – Music Maverick Award
Lil’ Kim (Entertainer) – WEEN Icon Award
Geneva Reed-Veal (Mother of Sandra Bland) – Social Justice Award
Yara Shahidi (Actress) – TV & Film Empowerment Award
Dia Simms (President of Sean Combs Wines & Spirits) – Corporate Leadership Award
Teyana Taylor (Actress and Singer) – Mission Award
Elaine Welteroth (Editor, Teen Vogue) – Editorial Excellence Award
Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.weenonline.org.
Proceeds from the WEEN Awards will support the expansion of the organization’s The WEEN Academy; a six-week entertainment industry boot camp for young women ages 18-22.