About Us

Founded by MC Lyte, the legendary lyricist and iconic hip-hop pioneer, Hip Hop Sisters is a non-profit foundation that promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity, bringing leaders together from the world of Hip Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world.  We provide national and international support to women, men and youth around the globe on the topics of:

  • Cultural Issues
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mentorship
  • Educational Opportunities

Her vision includes providing resources to support community based and grass roots organizations that further the advancement of the missions and goals set forth by the organization.

Our governing and advisory boards are composed of a seasoned group of corporate, entertainment, and non-profit executives and celebrities who personally embody the principles and values that MC Lyte has championed over her illustrious career.
Board of Directors

MC Lyte, Chairman / Founder

Lynn Richardson, President/CEO and CoFounder

Felicia Shaw, Secretary and CoFounder

Tanisha Sykes

Beverly Kearney

Leadership Team

LaToyia Dennis, Executive Director

Kenneth Robinson, Publicist

Brandy Bedenfield, Executive Assistant

Celebrity Advisory Board Members

Alesha Renee

Cheryl “Salt” James


Dr. Benjamin Chavis

Faith Evans


Jada Pinkett Smith

Kelly Price

Kenny Lattimore


Lil Mama

Malcolm Jamal Warner

Malinda Williams

Melanie Fiona

Michelle McKinney Hammond

Rae Lewis Thornton

Russell Simmons

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

Yo Yo

Advisory Board Committee Chairs

Michele Thornton

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Lesley Taylor