Photos: Leading Women Defined's 2011 Dorothy Height Luncheon

See photos from the Dorothy Height luncheon.

Lisa Jackson Leads the Discussion - Lisa Jackson, administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, delivers the keynote address at the Dorothy Height Luncheon on Tuesday during this year?s Leading Women Defined Summit in Washington D.C.?s Four Seasons hotel.  (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Lisa Jackson Leads the Discussion - Lisa Jackson, administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, delivers the keynote address at the Dorothy Height Luncheon on Tuesday during this year’s Leading Women Defined Summit in Washington D.C.’s Four Seasons hotel.  (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

The Next Chapter - Following 37 years as the leader of America's premier Black woman magazine, Taylor decides to leave the magazine in January 2008. The New York Times published her out-of-office automated email response, which stated: ?I will be leaving Essence to do what at this juncture in my life has become a larger work for me ? building the National Cares Mentoring Movement, which I founded as Essence Cares and today is my deepest passion.? (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Susan Taylor Stays Engaged - Essence magazine legend Susan Taylor is shown here at the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Sharing a Moment - Susan Taylor is pictured here with poet Sonia Sanchez at the luncheon.   (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Sharing a Moment - Susan Taylor is pictured here with poet Sonia Sanchez at the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Great Minds Coming Together - BET Networks CEO Debra Lee and Susan Taylor are pictured together at the luncheon.   (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Great Minds Coming Together - BET Networks CEO Debra Lee and Susan Taylor are pictured together at the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Words of Inspiration - Lisa Jackson gives her address at the event.

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Words of Inspiration - Lisa Jackson gives her address at the event.

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Paying Tribute  - During her speech, Lisa Jackson honored the civil rights icon and discussed the importance of African Americans being environmentally aware. “Dr. Height showed us that this is a place where we as African American women have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to lead. We can lead by demonstrating the importance of environmental issues in our own lives, and showing how they touch our health and our prosperity,” she said. (Photo: by Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Politics With Passion - Taylor is a co-founder of Future PAC, the first national political action committee dedicated to creating and providing a network of support and resources of funding for African-American women seeking political offices at the federal and state levels. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Susan Taylor Named Butterfly Honoree - Taylor and Lee are pictured here again during the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Eye for the Arts - Lee shows off a painting during the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

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Eye for the Arts - Lee shows off a painting during the luncheon. (Photo: Chaz Neill/PictureGroup)

Famous Friends - Debra Lee appears with actress Cicely Tyson. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Famous Friends - Debra Lee appears with actress Cicely Tyson. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

Paving the Way - Debra Lee poses with Susan Taylor here. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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Paving the Way - Debra Lee poses with Susan Taylor here. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

Star Jones: March 24 - Lawyer, author and television personality Star Jones turns 48.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Shining Brightly - Attorney and television personality Star Jones is pictured here at the event. (Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup)

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