Debra Lee, former BET Networks CEO, Launches New Search Firm To Boost Diversity On Corporate Boards

Debra Lee, former BET Networks CEO, Launches New Search Firm To Boost Diversity On Corporate Boards
Debra Lee, former CEO of BET Networks, has launched Monarchs Collective, a consultancy to boost corporate board diversity as new rules and heightened social awareness make director appointments more of a key issue than ever before.

She and partner Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, will work from both coasts to “build better boards and better companies” inside and out of the media and entertainment space, advising on directors and executive leadership and helping corporate America “discover, develop, and promote exceptional Black and women executives.”

Lee is both of those and has been sitting on boards for twenty years. She currently serves as a director at WarnerMedia parent AT&T, Burberry, Marriott and Procter & Gamble.

Sitting on boards “was an important part of my career. I learned a lot. I enjoy the board work. The hard thing to face is that companies have
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