Twitter Appoints BET CEO Debra Lee to Board
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On Monday, Twitter announced that it has appointed Debra Lee to its board of directors, making Lee the third woman and first black board member.

The entrepreneur and BET CEO tweeted her excitement about the new role and Twitter’s impact in history.

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“Thrilled to be joining the @twitter board. It’s transformed the media and the world like few other things in history (and continues to)!!”

Lee’s appointment comes after Twitter faced criticism for its lack of diversity with only two percent of Twitter’s employees being black, according to data the company released last year. 

Congrats, Debra! This is a big step in the right direction and Lee is more than qualified for the position.

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