It’s official! BET chairman and chief executive officer Debra L. Lee has been appointed to the board of directors of Twitter, making her the first Black woman to sit on the board of the social media company.
Ms. Lee shared the news on — you guessed it — Twitter on Monday:
Thrilled to be joining the @twitter board. It’s transformed the media and the world like few other things in history (and continues to)!!
— Debra Lee (@IamDebraLee) May 16, 2016
According to Variety, Lee “brings some much-needed diversity to the company’s board, while also adding further media expertise.”
Besides being the sole African American woman on Twitter’s board (the company is said to be making aggressive moves to diversify its upper ranks, however), Lee is also among it’s most avid tweeters, with more than 67,000 followers and counting.