Black Women in Europe™ Blog is a Media Parter with the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe


The Black Women in Europe™ Blog is proud to announce that we are a media partner of the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe taking place in Vienna Friday, March 12, 2010

The World Diversity Leadership Summit-WDLS brings together global diversity CEOs, policy and decision makers, corporate practitioners, academics, media, etc. to share their experiences, research findings, strategies and best practices on global diversity and inclusion.

Founded in 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic, the WDLS has grown to be one of the top annual global diversity conferences in the USA ( Past speakers have included global CEO’s, authors, educators, journalists, global maestro, lawyers, consultants, government leaders, diversity executives, business executives, and non-profit leaders.

The WDLS–EU summit is designed to provide powerful information and trends on business, research, education, media etc., which relate directly to market trends, global competition, sales and marketing. This conference also provides a forum for face-to-face networking between diversity thought leaders, potential strategic partners, prospects and customers.

The WDLS-EU is taking place from Thursday11th – Friday 12th March 2010 in Vienna, Austria.

WDLS-EU Panels

O Recruiting and Managing Diverse Talent by 2020
O Leveraging diversity in a demographically changing environment
O The hidden power of global supplier and marketplace diversity
O Comparative advantages of changing affinity groups
O Leveraging of European and Global Diversity and Inclusion by 2020
O The power of social networks in corporate recruitment and Retention by 2020

WDLS-EU 2010

WDLS-EU is focusing on regional and global strategies aiming at integrating diversity and inclusion to combat poverty and social exclusion in the “EU year of the eradication of poverty and social exclusion 2010”. Managing an ever aging population and a growing number of ethnic minorities is no doubt one of fhe greatest challenges of the European Union, its institutions and business in the 21. century. What strategies and tools are CEOs, management and the European Union envisaging at regional and global level to ensure equal opportunities through recruiting, managing and retaining diverse talents by 2020?

Sponsorship Opportunities

WDLS- EU provides conference sponsorship opportunities as well as conference event sponsorships. Within the conference, companies can sponsor specific events such as cocktail parties, luncheons, and other social activities – and utilize their own marketing strategies to make them a success and to maximize the sponsor’s recognition. The WDLS –EU conference provides powerful business research, education, and information, which relate directly to market trends, global competition, sales and marketing. This conference also provides a forum for face-to-face networking between leaders, potential strategic partners, prospects and customers. For information on sponsorship and other marketing opportunities, please contact:
Beatrice Achaleke, WDLS Conference Manager, +43 1 9660 425 or

Call for Speakers

Speakers are still being accepted for review. WDLS-EU-international-call-for-speakers.doc.
Please send your request, along with your press kit, to:
AFRA, Event Office for WDLS-EU,
Pelzgasse 7/1-2, A-1150 Wien


Registration fee includes participation in the conference sessions, split up sessions, conference materials, meals and both opening and closing receptions. Please make your payments by credit cards! Electronic receipts for registration fee are sent before the conference. For registration fee paid at the conference, receipts will be available at the conference registration desk.

WDLSE registration link

11th bfm International Film Festival


Black Filmmaker (bfm) International Film Festival (IFF) is the leading and longest running platform for Black World Cinema in the UK.

The 11th bfm IFF will take place between 6th – 10th November 2009 at the BFI Southbank, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Rich Mix and Shortwave Cinema.

bfm IFF 2009 will feature narratives, documentaries and short films from the UK, Africa, the Caribbean, the US, Canada and Europe. We will open with the European Premier of Chris Rock’s much anticipated Good Hair and close with the much anticipated Shorts Awards.

Taking Care of Business in Sweden Part 7 – Sabina Edin Lowe turns make up into art

Sabina L

I am truly blessed with my choice of career because I pride myself on making people smile and feeling good about themselves.

As an artist I see make-up as a form of fine art. Whether I work on a model for a photo shoot, stressed out models on the runway or nervous brides to be, it is always a new challenge. The versatility is what makes my job interesting.

I am a professional make-up artist based in Sweden and the US.

I specialize in make-up for photo shoots, fashion, print, commercial bookings, runways, music videos, editorials, make-overs, etc.

I believe in the power of good make-up!

– Sabina

SEL portfolio

The Legacy Media Institute Scholarship


In association with the Legacy Media Institute (LMI), bfm International Film Festival for the first time will offer one scholarship to a UK filmmaker. The opportunity will be based in Virginia, USA and commence in early 2010.

The Legacy Media Institute is a 501(c) 3 organization that was established by Tim and Dapne Reid out of their desire to create a legacy project that will advance the art of media production and cultivate independent artists who will make a positive impact on society. Legacy Media Institute is modeled after the initial vision of Robert Redford’s “Sundance Institute” which focuses on the support and enhancement of the creative talents of those who aspire to build a career in the media business. Legacy Media Institute, in collaboration with the community, regional universities, and local organizations, will present programs, seminars, and hands-on production opportunities for its participants. LMI will operate this innovative artist cultivation center on the campus of New Millennium Studios.

The Legacy Media Institute in partnership with bfm IFF are looking for motivated and talented up and coming filmmakers who want to move forward more significantly in their careers.

The six week scholarship is education focussed and would consist of the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars along with other participants from various colleges and universities in the US. The opportunity may be extended to incorporate production work on a documentary project. More

We are looking for applicants who are;
– passionate and creatively daring
– flexible
– able to show initiative
– able to cover a portion of their personal expenses

Application Method
Please send your resume, DVD copies of your work and a statement (no more than one page) stating how you would benefit from the scholarship and why you should be chosen for the attention of Nadia Denton to Suite 13, 5 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS or alternatively e-mail nadia(at)

Deadline for applications Monday 26th October 12pm 2009.

Click here to download the PDF with further information.

1ST Annual Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards Winners List


BEFFTA AWARDS- Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards took Place at Hilton London Metropole on 17th October 2009

And the ladies in Europe who won are:

Entertainment Category


Best Female Act: Leona Lewis
Best Female UK-African Act: Shady Black


Best Female Comedian : Glenda Jaxson
Best Comedy Entertainment personality: Jocelyn Jee
Best Comedian Newcomer: Miss London

>Event promoters

Best Female DJ of the year: DJ Candice McKenzie

Fashion Category

>Fashion Designers

Best Female designer: Gisella Coutoure
Best Young Designer: Samata Angel
>Hair Stylist

Best Hair Stylist: Verona White
>Best Make-up Artist
Best Make-up Artist : Eryca Freemantle
Best Make Up Consultation: Pretty Flawless

Best female model: Jasmia Robinson
>Beauty Pageants
Best Beauty Pageant: Miss Zambia UK
Best current Beauty Queen: Andella Chileshe Matthews
Best Former Beauty Queen: Rosemary Chileshe


Best Actresses: Gugu Mbatha


Best Actress: Freeman Agyeman
Best TV Show: Sisterhood TV
Best TV personality: Trish Adudu
Best TV presenter: Rhoda Wilson

See the full list of BEFFTA winners.