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.
1 of 11 Antoine Antoniol/
2 of 11 Amanda Edwards/WireImage
3 of 11 @lenawaithe Instagram
4 of 11 @lenawaithe Instagram
5 of 11 Greg Gayne/Netflix
6 of 11 Frazer Harrison/
7 of 11 Getty images
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9 of 11 Dennis Leupold
10 of 11 @lenawaithe Instagram
11 of 11 Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
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