SPOTLIGHT: Meet the most power Black woman in Hollywood: Carolyn Boone-Issacs

( – When you work as hard as Carol Boone-Issacs, it’s all part of the job. To everyone who is just learning her name, she is a trailblazer helping to usher in a new era of diversity in Hollywood. In 2013, Issacs was named the first African-American woman to be elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In 2013, Boone was one of several African-American women in entertainment, business and philanthropy honored at a private dinner. Hosted by television producer Tracey Edmonds and film and television producer Debra Martin Chase, the event was held at Edmonds’ home as a celebration of sisterhood and female empowerment.

“A lot of times there is so much superficial competition, because there are so few opportunities for women of color to succeed in the industry, so you’ve got to compete versus help each other. It was really beautiful that I got this opportunity to share this evening with Debra Chase, who is a fellow producer,” said Edmonds.

On November 14, 2015, Boone-Issacs became known to millions of Black people around the world as the most important Black woman in Hollywood.


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