About Us

About Us

Co-founded by Dr. Felicia Shaw, Dr. Lynn Richardson and MC Lyte, the legendary lyricist and iconic hip-hop pioneer, Hip Hop Sisters Foundation is a non-profit charity that promotes positive images of men and 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:

  • Social Justice and Cultural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mentorship
  • Educational Opportunities

Our  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 / Co-Founder

Dr. Lynn Richardson, President/CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Felicia Shaw, Secretary and Co-Founder


Leadership Team

Diseree Clay, Executive Vice President of Community and Internal Affairs

Cydney Richardson, Operations Coordinator

Kaylah Jones, Executive Assistant


Celebrity Advisory Board Members

Alesha Renee

Cheryl “Salt” James


Dr. Benjamin Chavis

Faith Evans


Jada Pinkett Smith

Kenny Lattimore


Lil Mama

Malcolm Jamal Warner

Malinda Williams

Melanie Fiona

Michelle McKinney Hammond

Rae Lewis Thornton

Russell Simmons

Yo Yo


Advisory Board Committee Chairs

Michele Thornton

Lesley Taylor

Dr. Catrina Pullum

Denise Wiggins