Ahead of the 18th BET Awards set to hold this weekend at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) in partnership with BET Her and Bumble presented the BET Her Awards yesterday to deserving black women.

The empowering event honoured innovators and marked successes of women of colour across various industries who have unapologetically broken barriers in the entertainment, arts and technology industries.

Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Orji of “Insecure” fame and Chief Marketing Officer of Endeavour, Bozoma Saint John were among the six honorees of the night and both looked stunning on the red carpet.

Yvonne who won the Rising Star Award looked radiant in a mesh and velvet Baotranchi bodysuit that added a sexy edge to her outfit. She paired the top with a multicoloured chiffon maxi skirt from Khosla Jani and went with Stuart Weitzman thin strap sandals. Not one to shy away from bold colours, the Insecure actress donned bright blue eyeshadow and neatly lined kohl. She applied a nude lipstick to finish off her beauty look for the night. Going easy on accessorising, Yvonne wore simple Anne Sisteron emerald green earrings as well as edgy knuckle rings from Stefere Jewelry and Bare Collection.

Boz was awarded the First Mover Award and in her usual stand-out style graced the red carpet with a head-turning ensemble. She wore a pretty summer dress featuring a thin strap beaded top bound by a thin band to a pleated colourful skirt. Louis Vuitton box purse in hand, she adorned her wrists with beautifully beaded bangles which almost matched her artsy manicure. She had her full hair pulled to one side revealing more colours in form of her earrings. Her look was complete with pretty makeup.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Rachel Murray | Amanda Edwards | Alberto E. Rodriguez