Contact: Veronica Vela
New York, NY (July 22, 2021) – Yvette Lee Bowser, Writer-Producer and President, SisterLee Productions, Inc. has joined the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Bowser is the first and youngest African American woman to create and run her own television series. She also has the distinction of executive producing and shepherding nine series onto myriad primetime, cable, and streaming platforms. An industry veteran and devoted mentor, Bowser helped launch the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program, which has prepared some of today’s most prolific and successful writer-producers. Her dedication to producing high-quality programming composed of culturally inclusive stories earned her a place in Stanford University’s Multicultural Hall of Fame.
“We are thrilled to welcome Yvette Lee Bowser to the Girls Inc. National Board, and are inspired by her passion for expanding opportunities, especially for women and girls,” said Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D., President and CEO of Girls Inc.
“Yvette has advanced diversity and equity in the entertainment industry, creating the kinds of shows that allow girls to see new possibilities for themselves and their futures. Her leadership and achievement have also opened doors for a new generation of leaders,” Hull continued. “We will benefit tremendously from her influence and expertise, as we position Girls Inc. to reach many more girls and prepare them to be the leaders our future needs.”
Deeply committed to charitable causes, Bowser has lent her support to many organizations, including The Children’s Legal Defense Fund, The NAACP, The HollyRod Foundation, Free America, United Way, Girls Inc, My Good, and Tree People. She also serves on the board of Less Cancer and the Stanford Alumni Association.
Black Enterprise recently recognized Bowser as “One of the 50 Most Impactful Women in Business Over the Past 50 Years.”
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. We work with schools and in communities to provide the mentoring relationships, safe spaces, and evidence-based programming that are proven to help girls succeed. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead change in their lives and effect change in the world. Girls Inc. also works with and for girls to advance legislation and policies that increase opportunities for all girls. Together with partners and supporters, we are building a new generation of leaders. Join us at girlsinc.org.