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  • WEEN Academy Auditions!

    WHEN: March 18th @ 9AM WHERE: ALAIN LOCKE SCHOOL | 21 W. 111TH ST., NYC WHO: Young women interested in pursuing a serious career in the entertainment industry. All women must be between 18 – 26 years of age. No exceptions. RSVP & APPLICATION: WEENacademy2017.eventbrite.com PREPARATION: Be prepared to answer candid, reality-based questions related to the entertainment industry by our celebrity panel of judges. Absolutely no pictures or autographs allowed. Dress warm and please arrive early to guarantee admission. PLEASE BRING: 1—One page resume At the bottom of the resume, please add one personal AND one business reference (name, email address, […]

  • The Sixth Annual WEEN Awards – Photo Recap

    The Sixth Annual WEEN Awards Honoring: Meagan Good, Teyana Taylor, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Elaine Welteroth, Dia Simms, Geneva Reed-Veal, Yara Shahidi, and Lil Kim A night of solitude, sisterhood, inspiration, and empowerment! Thank you to the honorees, presenters, and sponsors for a fabulous night of empowerment! Photos courtesy of Antoine DeBrill (IG @debrillantoine)  

  • WEEN Awards FLASH SALE EXTENDED!!

    We are so very pleased to share that we have extended the WEEN Awards flash sale for the next 72-hours. Join us on 11/16 at 5:30 pm as we honor amazing individuals for their proven commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide. The tickets are $75 (normal price $200) and you receive guaranteed seating, an open bar and a catered cuisine with your favorite stars and change makers. Proceeds help support our annual WEEN Academy program for emerging women leaders in entertainment. Join us!     CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE NOW!!

  • Yara Shahidi announced as WEEN Awards honoree!

    We are so very pleased to share that YARA SHAHIDI, star of Black-ish, joins our amazing line-up of WEEN Awards honorees. Join us on 11/16!  

  • WEEN Awards DETAILS!!

    The Sixth Annual WEEN Awards, an evening of glamour, philanthropy and social justice announces a star-studded line-up of deserving honorees. The event will take place at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in New York City). Doors open at 5:30 pm and we encourage everyone to arrive on-time.  The event will include an open bar courtesy of CIROC, a catered menu and guaranteed seating for ticket holders.  Join us as we recognize these women for their proven commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide: Meagan Good, Actor, WEEN Women’s Empowerment Award Ethiopia Habtemariam, Music Exec, WEEN Corporate Leadership Award Geneva Reed-Veal, […]

  • Teyana Taylor to be Honored at WEEN Awards!

      Purchase tickets now — click here to purchase.   WEEN Awards tickets! General Admission $200.00 USDVIP $400.00 USD

  • WEEN Awards – Sponsor a Young Woman!

    Sponsor a young woman to attend ($150) — click here to purchase! Come and bring a young woman w/ you ($200) — click here to purchase!

  • #WEENForHaiti

    Hurricane Matthew, the strongest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, made landfall in Haiti on last Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane leaving behind widespread destruction and killed hundreds in its path. In the days and months to come, Haiti will need our support. WEEN recommends investing in organizations that are committed to long-term support.  Please find identified organizations below and join us in supporting our Haitian sisters, brothers and families impacted. Hope for Haitian Children –hopeforhaitianchildren.org A 501(c)(3) organization that provides aid and support to the children of Haiti who are abandoned and/or orphaned and supports the efforts of […]

  • WEEN Awards | Save the Date!

      WEEN Awards tickets! General Admission $200.00 USDVIP $400.00 USD

  • WEEN CoFounder Kristi Henderson Models for Tracy Reese NYFW

    Can we say SLAY?!? We are so excited that our own Kristi Henderson had the chance to show off her beauty this past weekend in designer Tracy Reese’s NYFW Spring 2017 Presentation! Check out her full interview for Essence Mag here when she dished on what it was like to work the runway! http://www.essence.com/2016/09/11/models-tracy-reese-spring-2017-nyfw

  • WEEN Partners with the Urbanworld Film Festival + Ava DuVernay + David Oyelowo

    We’re VERY excited to announce that WEEN is partnering with the Urbanworld Film Festival for its 20th Anniversary! We are in great company. This week Urbanworld announced outstanding filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors David Oyelowo as this year’s Festival Ambassadors. Join us for some amazing films Sept 21-25 in NYC! Visit urbanworld.org for tickets, schedules, screenings, and more!

  • Announcement! The WEEN Academy 2016 Class Revealed!!

    Congratulations to our 2016 WEEN Academy Class!  Listed in alphabetical order Brianna Addison Paville Aldridge Desiree Afuye Armani Baker Ashley Beachum Janay Coplon Camille Jay Cruz Keke Demea N’Dia Dugue Darcel Duncan Alicia Ellis Dieusita Jean Robin Johnson Jhaguai Lewis Kiara Lewis Ieisha Patterson Oni Quezaire Curtis Esmay Richmond Francina Smith Tiffany Stuart You competed at the highest level and earned your spot! We will be in touch with you soon via email on next steps so you can plan your summer in NYC and with us accordingly! Congrats again!!