Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Powerful woman

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Powerful woman

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Finland – Lifestyle – Former Miss Finland 1996, former Miss Scandinavia 1997, 2nd runner-up Miss Universe 1996 Lola Remilekun Odusoga Wallinkoski was born in Turku, Finland and is a Finnish model and Miss Finland 1996. In 1997, she won the crown of Miss Scandinavia. On 17 June 1996 at the Miss Universe …

Funmi Odegbami – Powerful woman

Funmi Odegbami – Powerful woman

Funmi Odegbami – England – Business  & Entrepreneurship- Founder of MINK, makeup education and services for women of color Funmi Odegbami was a successful makeup artist when she founded MINK London in the summer of 2005. She founded MINK to fill the gap between the makeup services provided to white women and those provided to …

Saido Mohamed – Powerful woman

Saido Mohamed – Powerful woman

Saido Mohamed – Finland – Social Activism – Refugee Woman of the Year, Deputy Chairwoman of the Finnish Somalia Network Source: Helsinki Times Somali-born special nurse Saido Mohamed has volunteered with bodies such as the Finnish Somali Association and carried out preliminary outreach work for the youth organization Kanava Nuorisory, in which adult Somalis are …

Brenda King – Powerful woman

Brenda King – Powerful woman

Brenda King – England – Social Activism – Member of the European Economic and Social Committee Brenda King wears multiple hats including the Chief Executive of African & Caribbean Diversity, Commissioner, Women’s National Commission (WNC) , a member of the Advisory Board of Hays Executive, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Voluntary …

Unique Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris calendar

Unique Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris calendar

Dear readers, Here is my 2011 holiday gift to you. I am sharing an exclusive offer for the unique Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris calendar. Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed 2012! Hello Black Women of Europe! Walking The Spirit Tours of Black Paris is extending a special offer to you: 2012 …

Mercedes Frias – Powerful woman

Mercedes Frias – Powerful woman

Mercedes Frias – Italy – Politics – First black member of Parliament Mercedes Lourdes Frias was born in the Dominican Republic. She was the first black person elected to the Italian Parliament in 2006 where she served through April 2008. She was a member of the Commission on Constitutional Affairs and the Parliamentary Committee on …

Kathleen Ferrier – Powerful woman

Kathleen Ferrier – Powerful woman

Kathleen Ferrier – The Netherlands – Politics – Member of Parliament Kathleen Ferrier has been a member of the Dutch House of Representatives since 2002. She sits on the Foreign Affairs, Defense, European Affairs, Education, Culture and Science, and Dutch parliamentary delegation to the OSCE committees. http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/ferrier-kg-cda

Melinda Victoria Elvenes – Powerful woman

Melinda Victoria Elvenes – Powerful woman

Melinda Victoria Elvenes – Norway – Lifestyle – Miss Norway Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 2010 contestant (Frøken Norge) Melinda Victoria, was born to a Norwegian father and a Motswana mother. After having lived in Botswana for the first 12 years of her life she moved to Norway, where she became a student at the …

Capturing the legacy of the black bloggers movement – “Blogging While Black”

Capturing the legacy of the black bloggers movement – “Blogging While Black”

Fellow blogger and AfroSpear member, Shaw Williams just released a book titled Blogging While Black. It’s a history of his experience as a black blogger and the AfroSpear starting from 2007. I had the pleasure to meet the husband and father of two in Denver, at the Democratic National Convention. It was great to put …

Waris Dirie – Powerful woman

Waris Dirie – Powerful woman

Waris Dirie – Austria – Social Activism – Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur; Founder of the Desert Flower Foundation fighting against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist. Waris was discovered by photographer Terence Donovan in London and began a successful modeling career. In 1987, Waris played …

Rokhaya Diallo – Powerful woman

Rokhaya Diallo – Powerful woman

Rokhaya Diallo – Social Activism – France – Founder of Indivisible, Journalist and commentator on Canal Plus TV Rokhaya Diallo is the founder and president of Les Indivisibles, a French organization that uses humor and irony to fight racism and stereotypes. By raising awareness of these issues, Les Indivisibles seeks to engage the French public …

Noella Coursaris – Powerful woman

Noella Coursaris – Powerful woman

Noella Coursaris – UK – Lifestyle –  Model and Philanthropist Noëlla Coursaris is a model, humanitarian and philanthropist. Noëlla was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At age 5, she sadly lost her father, and lacking the resources to raise her, her mother sent her to live with relatives in Europe. Noëlla has …

Maryse Condé – Powerful woman

Maryse Condé – Powerful woman

Maryse Condé – France – Literature – Award Winning Writer Maryse Condé was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, a small French/Creole-speaking Caribbean island. She was sent by her parents to Paris, where she was educated at Lycée Fénéleon and Sorbonne, majoring in English. Condé has lived in London and worked for the BBC as a program …