Powerful woman – Yana Johnson – Entrepreneur in England

Yana Johnson – Entrepreneur England Yana Johnson started Yana Cosmetics on 2002 to provide makeup & beauty treatments for very light to very dark skin. Yana was awarded a Member of the British Emprise in 2009 for services to the Cosmetics Industry, and winner of Black Enterprise, European Federation of Black Women Business Owners, Mahogany …

Powerful woman – Caroline Henderson – Singer in Denmark

Caroline Henderson – Singer and actress Denmark Caroline Henderson is a performer. Apart from her musical career Caroline Henderson has acted in several plays and movies, including the Spanish drama “Tuya Siempre”, which won three awards at the Malaga film Festival 2007. She won great critical acclaim in the Howard Barker play “Dead, Dead, Very …

Powerful woman – Tonya Graves – Singer in Czech Republic

Tanya Graves – Singer and Actress Czech Republic Tonya Graves is a singer and actress has been living in Prague since May 1995. Tonya has been nominated 11 times for the Czech Academy of Music’s Cesky Andel and won four times. Read more about Tonya: http://tonyagraves.net/media/. She was included in the Black Women in Europe™: …

Powerful woman – Naide Gomes – Athlete in Portugal

Naide Gomes – Athlete Portugal Enezaide do Rosário da Vera Cruz Gomes, OIH, is a Portuguese heptathlete. She has competed in many competitions including the Olympics, European Athletics Championships, and the European Athletics Indoor Championships. She won gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. Read more about Naide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naide_Gomes. She was included in the Black …

Powerful woman – Joan Ferrier – Activist in the Netherlands

Joan Ferrier – Activist The Netherlands Joan worked at the Social Welfare Studies Centre ‘The Orphanage’, where she eventually was coordinator of two homes for Moroccan children. In addition, she teaches cross-cultural pedagogy and research assistant at the University of Amsterdam. Then in 1997 four women’s empowerment organizations merged decided, by January 1, 1998 Ferrier …

Powerful woman – Othella Davis – Jazz singer in Switzerland

Othella Dallas – Performer Switzerland Othella Dallas is a Grand Old Lady of jazz, blues and funk. She began her singing career in Paris in 1950 and performed with Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole. She has been performing ever since and has lived in Switzerland since the 1960’s. Read more …

Powerful woman- Grace Bumbry – Opera singer and teacher in Austria

Grace Bumbry – Opera singer and teacher Austria Grace Bumbry an opera singer, a much-valued teacher around the word, and the creator of the Grace Bumbry Black Musical Heritage Ensemble, a choir devoted to preserving and performing traditional Negro spirituals and gospel on the concert stage. Bumbry lives in Salzburg, Austria and Bumbry has been …

Powerful woman – Benedicta Attoh – Social activist in Ireland

Benedicta Attoh – Activist Ireland Benedicta Attoh is the founder of Dreamworld Leadership Initiative for Girls. She is an Executive and Life Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker and an Independent Consultant in diversity management. She worked with the DePaul Trust and Simon Community; both organizations are working to end homelessness in Ireland. She is a …

Powerful woman – Samata Angel – Fashion designer in England

Samata Angel – Entrepreneur England Designer Samata Angel set up Samata’s Muse in 2005 after years spent creating unique pieces of clothing for women. Having spent time working in the fashion industry with positions ranging from Fashion Editor of The Talent Magazine to Head of Marketing for a Japanese clothing label and later as Head …

Powerful woman – Baroness Valerie Amos – UN Under Secretary

Baroness Valerie Amos – Politician England Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC is the eighth and current UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Before her appointment to the UN, she had been British High Commissioner to Australia. She was made a Labour life peer in 1997 and served as Leader of the …

Powerful woman – Gloria Alozie – Athlete in Spain

Glory Alozie – Athlete Spain Glory Alozie Oluchi is a Spanish athlete competing mostly in hurdling. While representing Nigeria she became African champion twice, and she still holds the African record for the 100 meters hurdles. Read more about Glory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_Alozie. She was included in the Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010.

Powerful woman – Beatrice Achaleke – Social Activitist in Austria

Beatrice Achaleke – Activist Austria Beatrice Achaleke is organizer and conference manager of the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe, Founding Executive Director of AFRA – International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives (www.blackwomencenter.org), and President of the Black European Women’s Council (www.bewnet.eu). Read more about Beatrice: http://www.wdls.eu/about/team/beatrice-achaleke.html. She was included in the Black Women in Europe™: …

Power woman – Zahra Abdulla – Politician in Finland

Zahra Abdulla – Politician Finland Zahra Abdulla is a member of the Helsinki City Council and a member of the Green Party. She is an active member in many associations and official committees on racism, immigrant and multi-cultural issues, health, and equality. Read more about Zahra: http://www.zahraabdulla.info/Page7.html. She was included in the Black Women in …

1 Doctoral Fellowship “History of African Americans and Germans/Germany” (GHI Washington)

1 Doctoral Fellowship “History of African Americans and Germans/Germany” (GHI Washington) German Historical Institute, Washington, DC The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month doctoral fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany. A six-month extension of this term is possible. The recipient must begin the term in the …

Mary Jane Seacole and her dedicated nursing career

A portrait of Mary Seacole in oils, c. 1869, by the obscure London artist Albert Charles Challen Hat tip: Paula Dozier Black women in Europe who are interested in nursing are invited to join Paula’s Spirit of Seacole group on the Black Women in Europe Social Network. Source: Wikipedia Mary Jane Seacole (1805 – 14 …

Taking care of business in Switzerland 5– Ludmilla Miller – Skinner Self Actualization

My fiancé and I decided we were up for a new challenge and said yes to the opportunity to move to Switzerland. We ended up in Zurich; he as an expatriate, I as a trailing spouse. Determined to make it work for the both of us, I was keen to secure an interesting role as …

2011 Black International Cinema Berlin – Enter now

The BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Theatre / THE COLLEGIUM – Forum & Television Program Berlin in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V. and screens cinema from the African Diaspora and other films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives. Black International Cinema Berlin originated …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010 – A List of Our Own

The most powerful black women in Europe Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect. The definition of powerful is having great power, prestige, or influence. The women on the inaugural Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010 include politicians, business women, trendsetters, award-winning athletes, activists and social entrepreneurs. Black women …

Being black and living abroad – Carolyn Vines talks about her new book on Uncaged Birds

Listen to Carolyn speak about her new book on Uncaged Birds. She speaks about what triggered her decision to move to Europe, as well as the both internal and external hurdles she had to take to make that decision. She also talks candidly about her experiences as a Black American abroad and how she gained …