Trailblazing APB Speaker Debra Lee Joins AT&T’s Board of Directors
05 Aug 2019
Former Chair and CEO Emeritus of BET Networks, Debra Lee is joining AT&T’s board of directors, becoming its fourth female member. Her appointment recognizes her position as an influential leader in the entertainment and media industry. During three decades at BET Networks, Lee saw it become the first African-American company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and later, acquired by Viacom for $3 billion in 2001. Along with her work at BET, Lee founded Leading Woman Defined, an annual gathering of prominent African-American women, and served on the board of prominent organizations such as Twitter, Marriott, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Paley Center.
Named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment, Debra Lee is known for her inspiring keynote speeches on everything from leadership and change to diversity and inclusion. Passionate about empowering others, she brings an incredible presence to the speaking stage as she energizes audiences to take action.