Year: 2015

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April 20, 2015

Press Release

Co-founder of Black Entertainment Television addresses Cable for Power of Inclusion

19 Apr 2015 11:11 AM |

April 15, 2015
CONTACT: Susan Huggins

Co-founder of Black Entertainment Television addresses Power of Inclusion

Sheila C. Johnson, nationally esteemed philanthropist and CEO, to come to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sheila Johnson is an African-American entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

In 2005, Johnson founded Salamander Hospitality, a hospitality and management company through which she owns and manages two resorts and an inn, among other properties.

With an estimated net worth of $400 million, she ranks second only to Oprah Winfrey among the wealthiest black females in the United States

In short, she knows something about success.

On May 13, Johnson will serve as the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Power of Inclusion awards at Nashville’s Music City Center.

The Power of Inclusion awards acknowledge individuals and corporations who “walk the talk” with their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the local community. The honor is awarded by Nashville Cab!e, the 500-member, premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement.

Johnson will offer lessons from a leader.

Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Cab!e Executive Director Susan Huggins at or 615-321-2260.

May Luncheon
Power of Inclusion with BET founder Sheila C. Johnson
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11:30-1:00 p.m.
Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn.

Cost: $40 for Cab!e members, $50 for general public

Deadline is Friday, May 8, 2015

About Cab!e
Nashville Cab!e is Tennessee’s largest and most established network of professionals with more than 500 members and a 36-year history of helping women reach their full potential. The organization’s status as the premier leadership organization for the professional advancement of women has shaped its networking programs and advocacy initiatives and created a forward-thinking infrastructure to effect positive change. Cab!e’s hallmark initiative is Women on Corporate Boards (WoCB), with key programs also including The ATHENA Awards, the Cab!e Civic Leadership program in partnership with Lipscomb University, and the Power of Inclusion Awards and luncheon. For information about Cab!e, please visit

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