Leading Women Defined: First Ladies Cocktail Reception

The event honored Keija Minor and Elaine Welteroth.

First Ladies Cocktail Reception - On Feb. 27, 2013, BET Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra L. Lee kicked off the annual Leading Women Defined conference with a pre-reception for a number of notable conference attendees. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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First Ladies Cocktail Reception - On Feb. 27, 2013, BET Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra L. Lee kicked off the annual Leading Women Defined conference with a pre-reception for a number of notable conference attendees. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Ladies in Print - The event was held in honor of the first African-American women to lead at Conde Nast: Brides Magazine Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor (far left) andTeen Vogue Beauty & Health Director Elaine Welteroth (far right). (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Ladies in Print - The event was held in honor of the first African-American women to lead at Conde Nast: Brides Magazine Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor (far left) andTeen Vogue Beauty & Health Director Elaine Welteroth (far right). (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Leading Ladies - Tracee Ellis Ross and BET exec Jeanine Liburd. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Leading Ladies - Tracee Ellis Ross and BET exec Jeanine Liburd. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Catwalk Action - Part of the evening's entertainment included a fashion show. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Catwalk Action - Part of the evening's entertainment included a fashion show. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

All Smiles - Tatyana Ali and the Root's Keli Goff. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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All Smiles - Tatyana Ali and the Root's Keli Goff. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Inspiration - While many attendees stuck to basic black, the models donned elegant, colorful gowns. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Inspiration - While many attendees stuck to basic black, the models donned elegant, colorful gowns. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

A Way With Words - Keija Minor addressed the ladies in attendance. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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A Way With Words - Keija Minor addressed the ladies in attendance. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Mix and Mingle - The attendees of the Leading Women Defined conference are leaders in careers that span the worlds of entertainment, business and philanthropy.  (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Mix and Mingle - The attendees of the Leading Women Defined conference are leaders in careers that span the worlds of entertainment, business and philanthropy.  (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Fun Friends - Nicole Ari Parker and guests. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Fun Friends - Nicole Ari Parker and guests. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Women of Beauty  - Global Cosmetics Vice President Esi Eggleston Bracey and Teen Vogue's Beauty & Health Director Elaine Welteroth. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Women of Beauty - Global Cosmetics Vice President Esi Eggleston Bracey and Teen Vogue's Beauty & Health Director Elaine Welteroth. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Bridal Beauty - The fashion show looks reflected the work of the honorees. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Bridal Beauty - The fashion show looks reflected the work of the honorees. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

BET Leadership - BET exec Jocelyn Cooley and a guest. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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BET Leadership - BET exec Jocelyn Cooley and a guest. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Little Black Dresses for LWD - BET exec Vicky Free and Brides Magazine Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor chose similar looks for the evening. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Little Black Dresses for LWD - BET exec Vicky Free and Brides Magazine Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor chose similar looks for the evening. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Trio in Black - Debra L. Lee, a guest and Michaela Angela Davis showed off their classic black looks during the pre-reception. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Trio in Black - Debra L. Lee, a guest and Michaela Angela Davis showed off their classic black looks during the pre-reception. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Ladies Look On - Michaela Angela Davis and other guests watched as the models showcased selected looks for the evening. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Ladies Look On - Michaela Angela Davis and other guests watched as the models showcased selected looks for the evening. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)