THE MAIN EVENT. At the WEEN Awards with Faith EvansBy Tsadiqwah | December 21, 2015 | Gals On The Town
It’s #MainEventMonday, and we’re celebrating Women of Empowerment! These lovely ladies were celebrated at the 5th Annual Ween Awards, held at the historic Schomburg Museum in Harlem, N.Y! Hosted by co-founder and host of Paternity Court, Lauren Lake, the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network recognized seven visionaries for their leadership and commitment to young women around the world!
Fem-power in the field of sports, politics, news and entertainment drew a spotlight on award-winning actresses Regina Hall (Think Like A Man, Scary Movie) and Naturi Naughton ( Power); journalists Cari Champion (ESPN) and Rocsi Diaz (HLN); Tiffany Smith-AnoaΓÇÖi (SVP of Diversity & Communications, CBS Entertainment); Marilyn Mosby, Esq. (Baltimore City state attorney)┬á and Grammy Award Winning recording artist Faith Evans. Over 400 philanthropists, influencers, media moguls and WEEN graduates gathered together to hear stories of the women who conquered a thousand defeats before achieving undefined success.
Radio personality and 2014 WEEN recipient Angela Yee took supporters down memory lane with Rosci Diaz, proving the BET’s 106 & Park veteran has become more than a friend in an industry described as viciously competitive.
Esteemed NYU Director Dr. Pamela Newkirk explained how she pushed for NYU graduate Regina Hall to not only follow her dreams, but to also pursue the studies that would make her a triple threat: smart, talented and beautiful.
Marilyn Mosby, who received a standing ovation, reminded every woman to dig deep within themselves and answer the question, ΓÇ£If not nowΓÇªwhen?ΓÇ¥ Cari Champion shared a major lesson on the word “no,” which seemed to lift the veil of perceived setbacks, saying ΓÇ£No, doesnΓÇÖt mean no. No just means not right now!ΓÇ¥
The inspirational night ended with the Legend Award being presented to Faith Evans, with fashion stylist, Misa Hilton reflecting on her days before the Notorious B.I.G. and the now global Bad Boy brand, when being a world-class icon ΓÇ£was all a dreamΓÇ¥ for the 9-year-old, New Jersey native who started her singing career in church. We couldn’t be anymore prouder!
Check out more highlights from the night of red-carpet gallery and acceptance speeches on our DGD Facebook page!