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11 Times Lena Waithe Made Bad Ass Boss Moves In Film And Television

In 2017, she was named Artist of the Year by Out100 Magazine. Dennis Leupold
By Rachaell Davis · February 7, 2018

ESSENCE is elated to celebrate screenwriter, actress, and producer Lena Waithe as an honoree at the 11th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event. Her authentic approach to storytelling, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, has already made a lasting impact that only stands to grow stronger as she continues to move in excellence.

As we celebrate Lena and her growing list of accomplishments, here’s a look at 11 times she made major boss moves that elevated her career and inspired us all.

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