Debra Lee on Stepping Into Her Power
Debra Lee was the chairman and CEO of BET, where she worked for over three decades. But even though she was a leader in the entertainment world, Debra said her biggest career weakness was being “too nice”. This week, we sat down to talk about Debra’s new memoir, I Am Debra Lee, and how she stepped into her power as a leader – from taking back control of her senior staff meetings, to literally finding her voice.
In this episode, Debra shares…
- How she dealt with getting denied a raise
- Why men are promoted based on potential, and women are promoted based on experience
- How she took her power back as an executive
- The celeb who left her the most starstruck
And PS: There’s so much Debra shares in her new memoir – including some things we weren’t able to get to in our interview. You can find her book here.