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

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 – Beatrice Achaleke – Social Activitist in Austria

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™: …

World Diversity Leadership Summit-EU 2011 Limited Early Birds Special Offer

World Diversity Leadership Summit-EU 2011 Limited Early Birds Special Offer

Building on the great success of the first ever European Diversity leadership Summit in Vienna 2010 and the high interest and demand expressed by former participants and partners, we are most happy to invite you to join us at the 2. World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe in Vienna from the 24 – 25 of March …

International Press Institue Announces Appointment of Deputy Director Alison Bethel McKenzie as Interim Director

International Press Institue Announces Appointment of Deputy Director Alison Bethel McKenzie as Interim Director

Editor’s note: Alison is one of our 2010 Power Listers. Bethel McKenzie to Lead IPI through High-Profile 60th Anniversary World Congress in September, Following Departure of David Dadge to Pursue New Opportunities The International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Board announced on Monday that it was appointing IPI Deputy Director Alison Bethel McKenzie as Interim Director …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Austria – Yemeha

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Austria – Yemeha

yemeha.tumblr.com Yemeha is a 20 years old Ghanian young lady girl born and raised in Austria, Vienna and Klagenfurt. She is a “fresh(wo)men” at university studying diplomacy. Her blog is mainly a combination of ideas and thoughts, mainly hers and those of other people, which she find inspirational. You will also find a lot of …

World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe, Vienna 2010, a quick retrospective

World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe, Vienna 2010, a quick retrospective

The very first World diversity Leadership Summit Europe under the patronage of the Austrian Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister Finance, Josef Pröll took place in Vienna from March 11th-12th 2010. Conference Venues were the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry. WDLS-EU Organiser and Conference Manager Beatrice Achaleke opened the …

Diplomats join the ranks of speakers at the 2010 EU World Diversity Leadership Summit

Diplomats join the ranks of speakers at the 2010 EU World Diversity Leadership Summit

The WDLS-EU Team proudly announces the participation and contribution of high ranking diplomatic representatives among the 67 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010. Visit www.wdls.eu for a full agenda, speakers and registration. Join us to share Diversity strategies from the perspectives of : William C Eacho …

Grace Bumbry is one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation.

Grace Bumbry is one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation.

Bumbry, 72, was the first black opera singer to appear at Germany’s Wagner festival, Bayreuth, when she was 25. Many conservative opera-goers were outraged but by the end of the performance, the audience applauded for 30 minutes and there were 42 curtain calls. Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8398675.stm Grace Bumbry is an American opera singer of great renown, …

WDLS-EU proudly announces 54 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders including CEOs, policy-makers, ministers, researchers and practitioners registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010

WDLS-EU proudly announces 54 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders including CEOs, policy-makers, ministers, researchers and practitioners registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010

The team of WDLS-EU proudly announces 54 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders including CEOs, policy-makers, ministers, researchers and practitioners registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010. Visit www.wdls.eu for a full agenda and registration. Our registered featured speakers include: Josef Pröll (Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance, Austria) Rudolf Hundstorfer (Minister of …

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

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 …

Beatrice Acheleke Honored with The 2009 World Diversity Leadership Summit “Freedom and Justice” Award

Beatrice Acheleke Honored with The 2009 World Diversity Leadership Summit “Freedom and Justice” Award

Beatrice Acheleke, founder and leader of the Black European Women’s Council was honored at the 2009 World Diversity Leadership Summit this month in Washington, DC. Ms. Acheleke is a mother, executive director of AFRA, a non-profit, non governmental self-organisation and NGO of Black Women with headquarter in Vienna, Austria, and an inspiration to Black women …

Arabella Kiesbauer, Austrian Talk Show Host

Arabella Kiesbauer, Austrian Talk Show Host

Arabella Kiesbauer is a talk show host well-known in Germany for her daily show “Arabella”, which was awarded the Bavarian Television Prize in 1994. She has also appeared in the feature film “Das Superweib” (1996) and in the popular German television series, “Kommissar Rex” (2004). On June 9th 1995, the daughter of a German mother …

Black American teacher at the Vienna International School attacked by the Austrian police department

Black American teacher at the Vienna International School attacked by the Austrian police department

Here is a disturbing message I received from Angela Shaw in Toulouse: I just got off the phone with a friend in Vienna about our meeting in April in Utrecht and she tells me about this. What is not mentioned in the news coverage is that almost exactly 10 years ago the Austrian police brutalized …

Call for Black Women in Europe to submit your story for publication

Call for Black Women in Europe to submit your story for publication

Beatrice, the dynamic sister in Vienna who organized the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna last year that lead to the launch of the Black European Women’s Council that will launch in the European Parliament next month is requesting written submissions from sisters in Europe. Here are the details: Dear All! Thanks so much …

National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia

National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia

National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia Vienna, 29-30 May 2008 This Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting, entitled The Role of National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia with Special Focus on Persons belonging to National Minorities and Migrants, will look at ways to overcome challenges at the national and international level. …

A Look At Claudia Unterweger A Workshop Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Claudia Unterweger A Workshop Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Claudia Unterweger moderated the “Combined workshops disucssion on overlapping methods and strategies” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a member of Pamoja, the Movement of the Young African Diaspora in Austria. She hosts the Connected radio show on FM4 Austria and is also a member of the Black Austrian …

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Beatrice Achaleke was one of the organizers of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She chaired several question and answer sessions with presenters, held press conferences, attended to conference attendees needs and generally was the glue that held everything and everyone together. She is the director of AFRA, the International Center for Black …

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Belinda Kazeem led the “Challenges faced by young black communities” working group at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She studies International Relations and Afrikanistics. She’s a member of the Black Austrian History research group and is an activist, film producer, and is active in the theater. Belinda has participated in, and contributed …

Black European women at Vienna congress urge recognition, equality

Black European women at Vienna congress urge recognition, equality

VIENNA, Austria: Black women play a crucial role across the EU and deserve to be recognized and respected, and have equal opportunities, organizers of a black European women’s congress said Saturday. The three-day gathering, which ended Saturday afternoon, drew more than 80 black women from 16 European Union countries, as well as from Switzerland and …