Lift One As I Rise

It’s true; it is better to give than to receive.  I am passionate about giving back. Mentorship and philanthropy are very important to me. Limitless living is not just about blazing a trail; it’s about lighting a path for others.

Almost ten years ago, I co-founded a non-profit organization called the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), along with my dear friends, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Sabrina Thompson and Kristi Henderson.

WEEN is comprised of individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for women worldwide. Representing the entertainment industry, WEEN has taken a leadership role in the balanced portrayal of women and partners with like-minded organizations and individuals to provide educational programs targeting women.

WEEN grants scholarships each year to deserving college students and young women entrepreneurs. WEEN also provides mentorship match-making and programs year round focusing on health education, financial literacy, career development, and personal advancement.

Each year we hold auditions for our WEEN Academy. It’s a FREE 4-week crash course in the entertainment business with leading celebrities and entertainment industry executives serving as professors. We prepare young women, 18 – 26 years of age, to become the next generation of entertainment industry leaders.

We raise money for these amazing programs through our annual fundraiser the WEEN Awards, which honors entertainers and executives with a proven commitment to empowering women worldwide. Past honorees include, award winning television journalist Soledad O-Brian, ESPN sports reporter Cari Champion, Hip Hop Legend MC Lyte, and CBS executive Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i.

To learn more about the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) go to www.weenonline.org . The membership is free and the empowerment is priceless. Join us today!!

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