Over 400 people gathered at the Historic Schomburg Museum in Harlem, NY for a Celebration of Womanhood. The Fifth Annual Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) Awards recognized seven phenomenal women who have proven their commitment to women worldwide.
This year’s esteemed honorees include award winning actresses Regina Hall (Think Like A Man, Scary Movie) and Naturi Naughton( Power, Fame), journalists Cari Champion (ESPN) and Rocsi Diaz (HLN), Tiffany Smith Anoa’i (SVP of Diversity & Communications, CBS Entertainment), Marilyn Mosby, Esq. (Baltimore City State’s Attorney), and Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist Faith Evans.
The honorees were presented their awards for the evening by equally distinguished influencers including; Radio/TV Personality/2014 WEEN Award Recipient, Angela Yee, Radio/TV Personality Charlemagne The God, ESPN Host Jemele Hill, Music Management Mogul Kevin Liles, Crisis Management Expert and Smith &Co CEO Judy Smith, National Action Network Executive Director Janaye Ingram, CSI Actor/Author Hill Harper, Lifestyle Expert & TV Host Tai Beauchamp, Grammy Nominated Recording Artist Antonique Smith, Fashion Stylist Misa Hylton, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Combs Enterprises Erin Hall, and NYU Director Of Undergraduate Studies and esteemed award winning journalist, Dr. Pamela Newkirk.
The event was hosted by WEEN co-founder and host of Paternity Court, Lauren Lake. Performance by Violinist Damien Escobar. Music was provided by Celebrity DJ Olivia Dope.
Other notables in attendance included: NBA veteran/analyst Dahntay Jones, BET Networks President Stephen Hill, Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist/TV personality, Ja Rule & Aisha Atkins, Grammy Nominated Recording Artists: Joe Thomas, Nicci Gilbert, and Keke Wyatt, Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Bryan Michael Cox, Media Personalities: Bevy Smith, Ericka Pittman, and Midwin Charles, allhiphop.com Founder Chuck Creekmur, and others.
Centric TV, Ciroc, CBS Entertainment Diversity, JETBLUE Airways, The Teknique Agency, Strategic Heights Media, SJO PR, KUU Productions, The Brother’s Soul, Reena Treats, Tishea Cosmetics, and Chantre Mack served as the sponsors for the event.