Top 10: Women of Power

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Bethann Hardison (6th Annual Women of Power Legacy Award recipient) You might catch a glimpse of her while interviewing some of the modeling industry’s up-and-coming Black models on Vogue Italia’s website—where she’s editor-at-large, but Ms. Hardison is known just as much for what she’s done behind the scenes as she’s done in front of the camera. The former model, agent, businesswoman and writer started Bethann Management Co, Inc. in 1984, signing big name supermodels Naomi Campbell and Tyson Beckford. She’s made history with Beckford by signing him to an exclusive contract with designer Ralph Lauren. It was the first contract of its kind ever to be given to an African-American male model.

Bethann Hardison (6th Annual Women of Power Legacy Award recipient) You might catch a glimpse…