Girl Power: Top Ten Behind-the-Scenes Power Players

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  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Kasi Lemmons
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Debra Lee
  • Mara Brock Akil, Debra Lee
  • Mara Brock Akil

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah's career has had nine lives, from rapper to actress to CoverGirl and now, all-around media mogul. With partner Shakim Compere, Latifah founded Flavor Unit Entertainment in 1999 and the company has grown to produce over one dozen hit movies and TV shows since. The company's most successful brand, however, is Latifah's own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show.

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