Presidential Vixen: Sylvia Rhone Honored For Fostering Diversity In Music Biz


Universal Motown president, Sylvia Rhone, was honored on April 6, 2011 with the Corporate Executive Award presented by Citigroup Chairman Richard D. Parsons. She’s currently the captain of a platinum-selling, award-winning roster that includes stars like Nicki Minaj, and for that reason, she received this nod for continuously paving the way for artists of color and fostering diversity in the music industry. By adovocating the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King stood on and died for, Sylvia is a Vixen who we must applaud.

Notable guests at the gala included filmmaker Spike Lee, hip-hop mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons, former New York Governor David Paterson, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Martin Luther King III, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, among many others.