Variety Magazine reveal its list of powerful New York-based women in Media. A total of 10 Black women made the list including Iman who honored for Humanitarian work in Somalia.
2.Misty Copeland: The first African-American soloist for The American Ballet Theater in two decades. She’s a spokesperson for Project Plie, a “Comprehensive initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversify America’s ballet companies.”
3. Beverly Bond: Founder and executive director, Black Girls Rock! Bond is the mastermind behind projects like Black Girls Rock and “Imagine Future” a documentary which debuted at Tribeca Festival. She recently signed a five-year development deal with BET Networks.
4.Lisa E. Davis: Partner, Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz. She’s an entertainment lawyer with clients ranging from business in film,television, publishing, music, theater and sports.Her clients include Spike Lee Terry McMillan and many more.
5.Wendy Williams: Host, Best Selling Author and CEO of Wendy Williams Prods, which produce “Celebrities Undercover” for Oxygen.
6.Debra Lee:ChairCEO, BET Networks. With breakout shows like “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Being Mary Jane,” BET’s original slate is stronger than ever. “As a testament to our quality programming, we received 19 NAACP Image Award nominations, more than any other network,” Lee says.
7.Kimberley D. Harris: Executive VP, general counsel NBCUniversal. Before joined NBCU in 2013 Harris worked in private practice, government eventually taking a post in the White House Counsel’s Office. At NBCU Harris reports directly to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal.
8. Robin Roberts: Anchor, “Good Morning America." Roberts became news almost as often as she reported on it in the past year, first returning from a show hiatus during which she received cancer treatment then, while acknowledging everyone who had helped her, outing herself as a lesbian.
9.Audra McDonald: Actor McDonald already has a record five Tony Awards, but she might need to make room on her mantel for another as she is currently starring as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day."
10.Sylvia Rhone: President, Epic Records. Rhone stepped down as president of Universal Motown in 2011 to create her own startup imprint, Vested in Culture, it seemed only a matter of time before longtime label maven Rhone would be back at the helm of a major record company.