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Our Mission/Our Purpose


The Mission of BESLA is to advance the excellence of professionals in the entertainment, sports and related industries.


BESLA empowers by providing access to key industry influencers and innovators through premiere programming and opportunities.

2020 Event Calendar

Save-the-Date for These Upcoming BESLA Regional Events:

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Atlanta Regional Event
Georgia State University – College of Law
Atlanta, GA
Thursday, April 9, 2020
BESLA Mid-Year Conference
Fordham University School of Law
Friday, May 1, 2020
New York City
Los Angeles Summit
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Chicago Regional Event
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Martha’s Vineyard Reception
Monday, August 17, 2020
D.C. Regional Event BESLA@TheCBC
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the News & Updates

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard honored with the 2018 Corporate Counsel of the Year Award by the Muslim Bar Association of New York

August 17, 2018

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We Appreciate Our Sponsors

Thank you for supporting BESLA’s programming and student scholarship efforts!