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Release Date: 10.15.2008 | Location: Downtown/ Midtown /Buckhead | Organization: Nabfeme

NABFEME Presents a Notable Moment with BET's Debra Lee

Conversation with a Legend

Atlanta, Georgia – In celebration of the BET Hip Hop Awards and powerful women across the globe, NABFEME Southeast Network Presents "Conversation with a Legend" featuring Chairman & CEO of BET Networks, Ms. Debra Lee, Friday, October 17, 2008, 12pm-2:30pm, at Straits Restaurant, 793 Juniper Street in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. This exclusive member luncheon will be hosted by Atlanta's WSB-TV News Anchor Monica Pearson and moderated by V103 Radio Personality Porsche Foxx. Admission is $65 per member and $75 non- member (includes lunch). To register visit: (on-line registration only). Limited seating is available.

"From General Counsel to Chairman and CEO, Ms Lee has touched the lives of some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, and we are so honored to have her as our guest," says Zina Brown, President of the NABFEME Southeast Network. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get one-on-one with an industry legend, giving members an opportunity to network and communicate on a personal level with not only Ms. Debra Lee, but her executive team as well as news anchor Monica Pearson, radio personality Porsche Foxx, Ms. Roberta Shields (Ludacris' mother) and our founder Johnnie Walker," says Brown.

While the music industry continues to present its struggles for women, artists from Ciara to Tina Turner continue to break the mold and define today's music scene. "‘Conversation with a Legend' will break apart the myth that music is a man's world," says Johnnie Walker, Founder & Chairman of NABFEME. "'Conversation with a Legend' will help you connect the dots and learn the business".

Join NABFEME Friday, October 17, 2008, 12pm-2:30pm kicking off the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta --- a legendary conversation your career can't afford to miss.

This event is sponsored by Coca-Cola, 360 Eco Luxury Vodka, SESAC,, Cerese D,,, Warm Spirit, Marriott Downtown Hotel, Macy's and PZI Jeans.

For more information, contact Zina Brown at (678) 417-1144 or by email: . To join NABFEME and register for the luncheon, log onto:


NABFEME is the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment™ a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the support and empowerment of women of color in recorded music, the media and related entertainment industry fields. NABFEME is committed to the development of support programs and the creation of alliances that will assist our members in achieving their personal and professional goals. More than 6,000 women worldwide have benefited from its mission to promote the entry, development, and career advancement of black female executives in music and entertainment. For more information about NABFEME visit:

About the legend

Debra Lee is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and the pre-eminent entertainment brand serving African Americans and consumers of Black culture globally.

As the head of one of the world's most influential media and entertainment companies, she oversees diversified operations and an array of assets, including several cable television channels, digital offerings, mobile, and a music festival/events business. She is leading the company in current growth initiatives, including continued expansion into filmed entertainment, a home entertainment business, and international distribution of the brand.

Her achievements in a 20-plus year career at BET Networks have earned her numerous accolades from across the cable industry, as well as recognition as one of this country's most respected business executives. She serves on the corporate board of directors of Revlon, Marriott, Eastman Kodak, and Washington Gas & Light. Her business acumen and strategic approach to management make Ms. Lee a popular speaker and lecturer on a range of business topics.

Ms. Lee earned her juris doctorate at Harvard Law School, while simultaneously earning a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in Asian politics.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Zina Brown

Company: Nabfeme

Phone: 6784171144