Pauline Long – Powerful Woman

Pauline Long

Pauline Long

Pauline Long is a Kenyan born entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer and presenter. She is the founder of Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA).

The award ceremony celebrates and promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked. As a mother and wife she developed a huge passion for giving back which led her to founding Mr. and Miss East Africa UK, these pageants encourage entrepreneurship amongst East Africans in UK but most importantly they work closely with East African children’s charities.

Through the pageants she started the shout campaign, a campaign aimed at eventually taking children off the streets. At the moment the campaign feeds street children monthly. Pauline also runs their family business East End Studios, which is one of London’s biggest independently owned film and TV studio based in East London and next door to Olympics village.

Doreen D. Lawrence – Powerful Woman

Doreen D. Lawrence

Doreen D. Lawrence

Doreen D. Lawrence, née Graham OBE is a British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in South East London.

Following the murder of her son Doreen Lawrence believed that the Metropolitan Police investigation was not being conducted in a professional manner, citing incompetence and racism as prime flaws. She has been praised for her courage during her campaign against racism. Her campaign resulted in the conviction of her son’s murderers this year. She is the winner of a special award at the 2012 Women of the Year ceremony and the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award.

In 2003, she was awarded an OBE for services to community relations and this summer was chosen as a flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Baroness Cécile de Massy – Powerful Woman

Baroness Cécile de Massy

Baroness Cécile de Massy

Baroness Cécile de Massy, born in the Caribbean country of Guadeloupe, is the wife of Christian Louis, Baron de Massy, the nephew of the late Prince Rainier of Monaco.

She is the founder and President of Ladies Lunch Monaco which raises money for children’s charities in Monaco.

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Natalie Louise Brown – Powerful Woman

Natalie Louise Brown

Natalie Louise Brown

Natalie Louise Brown is a woman on a mission – to motivate, inspire and uplift other women.

Natalie is the creator of the Inspired Dreams (ID – What’s Your ID?) brand which incorporates ID Media, ID Publishing, ID Education, ID Property and ID Fashion. She is currently working on the production of her new Oprah-style TV chat show ‘Time With Natalie’ aimed at educating and inspiring women to succeed in life. She is also stepping into the fashion world by creating her own unique and inspirational T-shirt range.

Natalie was raised by a single mother with four children and very little money. She moved to London aged 18 and worked in finance for 10 years. Being a creative woman with an interest in media/music/fashion she always knew her destiny and path in life would be found in these areas.

It was about seven years ago that her life started to take shape and she moved into her destiny. Using her entrepreneurial skills, she began a career in property and ended up starting her own business (ID Property), which owns a number of houses in the UK and abroad.

Her passion for media began when she started working on a number of well-known British TV shows, ie. Dr Who, Casualty, Doctors, Lewis. This experience landed her the role of presenter for UKCMC (UK Christian Music Charts) – a TV music show aimed at inspiring people through positive music. The third series is currently aired on Sky.

Natalie feels a strong desire to encourage women to find their purpose in life and make a difference in their community. Her new chat show, ‘Time With Natalie’, will focus on topical issues and encourage women to start a business and do more to help others. The show is aimed at women predominantly aged between 25-45 years old and the goal is to have it aired on prime time TV for maximum impact.

Natalie is also associated with Par Excellence magazine, which is aimed at women striving to make something of their lives.

Her dream is to see women achieve their goals and be a positive role model.

Life is not about how you started, it’s how you finish that matters!

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Fatou Bensouda – Powerful Woman

Fatou Bensouda

Fatou Bensouda

On 12 December 2011, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was elected by consensus Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by the Assembly of States Parties. Mrs. Bensouda was sworn in on 15 June 2012.
Mrs. Bensouda had previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions), having been elected with an overwhelming majority by the Assembly of States Parties on 8 August 2004 and serving as such until May 2012.
Prior to her work at the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Bensouda worked as Legal Adviser and Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, rising to the position of Senior Legal Advisor and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit.
Before joining the ICTR, she was General Manager of a leading commercial bank in The Gambia. Between 1987 and 2000, she was successively Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General and Legal Secretary of the Republic, and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, in which capacity she served as Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet of The Republic of The Gambia.
Mrs. Bensouda also took part in negotiations on the treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Parliament and the ECOWAS Tribunal. She has served as delegate to United Nations conferences on crime prevention, the Organization of African Unity’s Ministerial Meetings on Human Rights, and as delegate of The Gambia to the meetings of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court.
Mrs. Bensouda holds a masters degree in International Maritime Law and Law of The Sea and as such is the first international maritime law expert of The Gambia.

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Bola Agbaje – Powerful Woman

Bola Agbaje

Bola Agbaje

Bola Agbaje is an award-winning British playwright of Nigerian origin, who is under commission with Paines Plough and Tiata Fahodzi.

Agbaje was born in London. She briefly lived in Nigeria from the age of six to eight but now lives in Greenwich. She has a degree in media communications and was formerly an actress.[1]

Her first play, Gone Too Far!, premièred at the Royal Court Theatre in London in February 2007 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated theatre (2008). Due to the play’s success it was revived at a number of theatres in 2008: the Royal Court Theatre, Albany Theatre and Hackney Empire. She is currently adapting Gone too Far into a film script and has received development funding from the UK Film Council.

In July 2008 her second play opened the Tiata Delights season at the Almeida Theatre. She was nominated for the 2008 Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award For Most Promising Playwright. This, however, went to Tarell Alvin McCraney. In 2009 Agbaje was commissioned by the Tricycle Theatre alongside Roy Williams and Kwame Kwei-Armah to be a part of the “Not Black and White” season. Her play, Detaining Justice, opened on 25 November 2009 and the show sold out.

Agbaje’s second play for the Royal Court Theatre, Off the Endz, opened on 19 February 2010, directed by Jeremy Herrin.

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Smiles for Christmas is pleased to invite you to our Annual Christmas Fundraising and Networking Event

Smiles for Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Join old and new friends for drinks and a relaxed evening whilst learning about what Smiles for Christmas is doing for children in orphanages in Ghana , the charity’s vision for 2013 and how you can get involved! There will also be speakers who will share inspirational stories about their work with children around the world. We hope these stories will motivate you to join the fight for social transformation – one child at a time! 

Date: Friday 30th of November
Time: 6:00pm onwards
Venue: Be at One Bar Guildhall (upstairs private room)
48 Gresham Street, EC2V 7AY

 Early bird tickets can be purchased on our Eventbrite page for £8. http://smilesforchristmas2012.eventbrite.com/#

Tickets will be £10 at the door. There will also be a raffle draw – the prize is a secret for now, but you will not be disappointed 🙂
Please feel free to pass on the invitation to friends who may be interested. All proceeds from the ticket sales go towards Smiles for Christmas and The Royal Seed Library Project. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still purchase a ticket here or make a donation which will go towards the cause.

 

We hope to see you there! If you cant make it but want to donate, you can do so on the Eventbrite page.

 

Smiles for Christmas is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children in Ghana and the rest of Africa . Please visit the Facebook page to find out more about our work and past projects. http://www.facebook.com/groups/2217753183/members/

 

This Smiles for Christmas London 2012 fundraiser is organized by partYcipate! To find out more about partYcipate events visit http://partycipate-events.com/ and www.facebook.com/partycipateevents