October 20, 2022 | St. Regis Bal Harbour

BECA Manifest Awards & Gala

“Manifest”To create something or turn something from an idea into a reality.”  The creation of BECA is a great example of “manifestation” by the founding members.  In recognition of the journey, mission and BECA’s 1-Year Anniversary, the Manifest Awards Gala will raise awareness of the progress that has been made and the hard work that is yet to be done.

The Gala will salute BECA Members and Future Leaders, and spotlight a Trailblazer, an Icon and an organization that has demonstrated a significant commitment to improving DE&I.

Our inaugural event will be an evening to remember like none other and has already “sold out”! 

BECA is proud to announce Rosalind Brewer as our

Trailblazer Award Honoree

Rosalind Brewer | CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Rosalind (Roz) Brewer joined Walgreens Boots Alliance as Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. She also is a Director on WBA’s Board. Ms. Brewer most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Group President at Starbucks from October 2017 to January 2021. Prior to Starbucks, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a membership-only retail warehouse club and division of Walmart, Inc., from February 2012 to February 2017. Ms. Brewer previously held several executive leadership positions with Walmart beginning in 2006.

Prior to joining Walmart, she served as President of Global Nonwovens Division for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global health and hygiene products company, from 2004 to 2006, and held various management positions at Kimberly-Clark beginning in 1984.

She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Spelman College, where she did her undergraduate work. Ms. Brewer also is a Board Member of VillageMD, World Business Chicago, Business Roundtable and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Ms. Brewer formerly served on the Board of Directors for Starbucks, Amazon, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Molson Coors Brewing Company. She is currently ranked #6 on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and was named one of the 25 most influential women by the Financial Times in 2021. 

BECA is proud to announce Debra Lee as our

Icon Award Honoree

Debra Lee | Chairman,
Leading Women Defined

Debra Lee serves as a Director on the Boards of Warner Bros. Discovery, Burberry Group plc, Marriott International and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Lee is the Chairman of Leading Women Defined Foundation (a Foundation of black female thought leaders), which she founded in 2009. Ms. Lee recently launched The Monarchs Collective, a venture created to put more people of color on corporate boards and in executive leadership positions. She is CEO of The Monarchs Collective. Ms. Lee served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks (a global media and entertainment subsidiary of Viacom, Inc.) from 2006 until her retirement in 2018. Ms. Lee joined BET Networks in 1986 and served in several leadership roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2006), President and Chief Operating Officer (1995-2005), and Executive Vice President and General Counsel (1986-1995). 

She previously served as a director of AT&T, WGL Holdings, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, and Revlon, Inc. 

Ms. Lee holds a B.A. in political science from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2014, she was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D) from her alma mater, Brown University.

BECA is proud to announce Deloitte as our

Champion Award Honoree

Due to their deep commitment to the mission of the Black Executive CMO Alliance and their leadership, support, expertise and contributions in the creation of The BECA Playbook.  The BECA Playbook is a unique and critically successful 2-year program designed to help build and strengthen the next generation of Black marketing professionals, we call them Future Leaders and many of them are here with us tonight. 

We at BECA have experienced Deloitte’s dedication to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion beyond their walls via the creation of culture and systems that help individuals reach their full potential. Challenging orthodoxies to create meaningful and measurable outcomes, Deloitte has shown BECA its commitment to inclusion and allyship and we look forward to their continued support and leadership with The BECA Playbook.


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Live Auction Preview

Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? Great—you’ll be in the right place!
Come prepared and gear up to participate in an action-packed live auction during the Gala that will include items and experiences most people only dream of.
Here are just a few of of the exciting items that will be up for bid:

Marriott International, along with partner United Airlines, is pleased to offer an incredible Hawaiian vacation package that includes:
7 Days, 6 Nights at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua in a Deluxe Room with outdoor balcony. A $500 Spa Credit during your stay 2 Roundtrip Business Class tickets from the Continental United States to Maui. Valued at $6,000-$10,000

A pair of white gold earrings with .68 carat weight diamonds designed by Etho Maria, Valued at $5,500

Two (2) tickets to the 2023 BET Awards (LA) 2023 Hip Hop Awards (Atlanta) 2023 Soul Train Awards (NYC)
One open rehearsal and VIP gift bag for each Awards show Car service provided to all Awards shows, Valued at $7,500

Ten (10) VIP tickets to the Under Armour suite at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium for the game of your choice during the ‘23/’24 football season.
Winner chooses the game of their choice and package includes private suite tickets, stadium parking, catered dinner and full bar. Valued at $15,000

Two (2) Roundtrip Business Class Delta One tickets anywhere in the world Sky Club Access NO Blackout Dates Apply! Valued at $20,000

Roundtrip Private Air Travel on King Air 350i (8 Seats)
Winner chooses departure from either S. Florida to Nassau, Bahamas or NYC Area to Martha’s Vineyard. Valued at $14,000

Enjoy the live, televised ESPYS, an exciting evening celebrating sports excellence… and dress to impress!
Two (2) tickets to the 2023 ESPYs Live Show, Red Carpet, Award Show and Post-Party at The Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Valued at $2,500.  Two (2) tickets to the NBA Global Games to be held in Paris, France on January 19, 2023. Valued at $3,000

Two (2) tickets to All-Star Game, NBA All-Star Reception, All-Star Saturday Night Event & Sunday events including:
Legends Brunch, Pre-Game Reception, VIP Gift Bag Valued at $7,000

Two (2) tickets to 2023 NBA Draft & VIP Reception + Meet and Greet with NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum
Valued at $1,500

One (1) Derrick Adams Limited-Edition Screenprint “Party Guest 2”
Valued at $10,000

Two (2) tickets to the live, televised 2023 GRAMMY Awards + GRAMMY’s After Party, Los Angeles, California

Two (2) tickets to the live, televised 2023 Tony Awards, which includes: the VIP After Party at the famed Plaza Hotel, Saturday night dinner for 2 at La Masseria Restaurant plus 2 tickets to the Broadway play of your choice the Saturday before the Tony Awards. Valued at $6,000

Two (2) tickets to the LVII 2023 Super Bowl and Two (2) VIP Tailgate Passes Valued at $9,500

COVID Protocols:

Proof of a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the event is required. Upon registration you will receive further instructions on how to submit your test result.

The Gala is Sold Out!

If you purchased a table or ticket, were given a complimentary ticket, or are a guest at someone’s table, click below to:

• Select Your Meal Choice
• Preview our live auction items that will be up for bid