Justina Mutale, UK – Powerful woman

Justina Mutale, UK – Powerful woman

Social Activism Founder: POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread Multi-award winning Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign with presence in over 150 countries, spanning 6 continents spread across the globe. POSITIVE RUNWAY is registered on the United Nations Department for Social and …

Susan Enie Muyang Tatah, Germany – Powerful woman

Susan Enie Muyang Tatah, Germany – Powerful woman

The Arts: Germany Founder & CEO International African Festival Susan is an Entrepreneur and Visionary and African Leisure tour promoter and events manager. Her goal is to gather and empower the African Diaspora worldwide, irrespective of their country of origin, religious background, gender and status for a short vacation, cultural bath and spiritual pilgrimage once a year …

Claire Requa, Denmark – Powerful woman

Claire Requa, Denmark – Powerful woman

Design Award winning jewelry and lighting designer Much of my work starts with observing nature, window shopping and seeing what is NOT there, and then to my computer. After 3 years of doing just decor, I went into upcycling the acrylic from the production of chandeliers and CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery was born. Accent has participated …

Ade Onilude, UK – Powerful woman

Ade Onilude, UK – Powerful woman

Leadership Founder: Women in Marketing Awards Women InMarketing is a forum for showcasing and providing thought leadership for female marketers. The essence of WIM is to educate, inspire, engage and empower. It’s delivered by senior practioners in marketing and leadership via online and offline platforms. After six years of successful annual WIM events held in …

Miss Orleans Flora Coquerel is Miss France 2014

Miss Orleans Flora Coquerel is Miss France 2014

Source: Yahoo! News Before the competition, Coquerel, whose mother is from Benin in West Africa, told France 3 television that she believed her mixed heritage was an advantage. “It shows that today’s France is a mixed France, where there is every culture, and I think a lot of people will see themselves in me,” she …

Kendra Williams-Valentine – How I Learned to Enjoy Strawberries

Kendra Williams-Valentine – How I Learned to Enjoy Strawberries

In a new series of articles, black women living in Europe share their views from the inside. In our fifth article, Kendra Williams-Valentine learned to love strawberries.  It was my first real summer in Sweden. I accompanied my boyfriend to a cookout (I refrain from using the word BBQ) hosted by a friend. After a …

Shaniqua Farrior – Antwerp…what is yet to come.

Shaniqua Farrior – Antwerp…what is yet to come.

In a new series of articles, black women living outside of Europe share their views from the other side. In our third article, Shaniqua Farrior lays out her plan to move to Belgium and why.  I have always been an adventurer. Often time taking on challenges that sometime seem  insurmountable. But, as all adventurers know, the …

Powerful woman – Emma McQuiston, UK

Powerful woman – Emma McQuiston, UK

Socialite Viscountess Weymouth The daughter of a Nigerian oil baron says she faces racism and snobbery from the upper classes unwilling to accept her. ‘There has been some snobbishness, particularly among the much older generation,’ she told society magazine Tatler. There’s class and then there’s the racial thing. It’s a jungle and I’m going through …

Powerful woman – Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Italy

Powerful woman – Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Italy

Politics Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge Kashetu is a Congolese-born Italian politician and ophthalmologist. She is the Minister for Integration in the current Italian government. She has founded an intercultural Association (DAWA) to promote mutual awareness, integration and cooperation between Italy and Africa, particularly in her country of birth, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She …

Powerful woman – Obiocha A. Ikezogwo, UK

Powerful woman – Obiocha A. Ikezogwo, UK

  Leadership 2013 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellow Citing herself as “an engineer of social justice”, Obiocha is dedicated to promoting the rights and causes of women in her community. Her passion for empowering African women led Obiocha to co-found ‘Yaaya’, a response to the social invisibility and negative stereotypes that shadow …

Powerful woman – Rioch Edwards-Brown, UK

Powerful woman – Rioch Edwards-Brown, UK

  Social Activism Founder: So You Wanna Be In TV? Addressing Youth Unemployment And Lack Of Diversity In TV Endorsed by Secretary Of State For Business Innovation and Skills A former TV Researcher and Media Campaigner with 16 years experience of television and media work. Expert in placing difficult news stories both in television and …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. This year we name 8 women the following categories: Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism, and Socialite. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire …