Black Enterprise 2014 Woman of Power: Debra Lee

Debra L. Lee is one of the highest ranking African-American women at Viacom Inc. Lee played a major part in taking BET public in 1991.

Before becoming BET CEO in March 1996, Lee was the network’s executive vice president of strategic business development. In 2003, Lee became the first African-American female executive to receive the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership from the National Cable Television Association.

Lee, a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

Embrace Your Power: The Moment is Now! Attend the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm, Feb. 26 to ­March 1, 2014, at Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Boca Raton, FL. This exciting, executive leadership summit is designed to train, equip and encourage women to become industry leaders, learn career strategies, and discover proven work­-life balance techniques. Register today!