Tina Knowles-Lawson to Receive Inspiring Leadership Award at ESSENCE Festival
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Tina Knowles-Lawson’s glow up is the gift that keeps on giving. ESSENCE will honor her with the first ever Inspiring Leadership Award at this year’s ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 3. ESSENCE will honor Knowles-Lawson for being a pioneer in the entertainment industry as well as for her leadership, mentorship and inspiration to many women. 

Knowles-Lawson is much more than one of our favorite celebrity moms. The mother of black girl magic personified — Beyoncé and Solange — has had a long career and philanthropic efforts of her own since day one. Knowles-Lawson, 62, was the creative visionary behind Destiny’s Child’s style. Her philanthropic efforts have helped organizations such as The Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth, The Survivor Foundation and Miss A Meal and Goodwill to name a few. She is committed to social justice, women’s empowerment and and community relations. Following the award presentation, ESSENCE Editor-at-Large, Mikki Taylor, will host a one-on-one interview with the woman known for her grace and strength.

ESSENCE is happy to honor Knowles-Lawson during the all-star gospel tribute honoring the legendary The Clark Sisters. 

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The gospel tribute will include powerhouse singers Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, Keke Wyatt, Faith Evans and Kierra Sheard. It’s going to be a night to remember. 

Don’t miss this special award presentation and gospel tribute at ESSENCE Festival 2016. Purchase your tickets now!