Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years.

Thompson is the first woman in Europe to have composed and conducted a symphony within the last 40 years.

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Jamaica Gleaner Born and brought up in east London to Jamaican parents, Dr Shirley J. Thompson has gained a reputation for her innovative approach in 21st-century composition, fusing classical and popular music styles with elements of her cultural heritage. A cutting-edge composer, her music is performed, screened and broadcast worldwide. The …

Win a pair of tickets to the Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show in London this weekend

Win a pair of tickets to the Afro Hair & Beauty Live Show in London this weekend

Winner! Congratulations to Denise! I love love love my Natural Hair. At the age of 60 and CEO of my company, The Spa Expectations Corp, my natural hair allows me to be stylish, it compliments my face, I can sport my gray and it adds 1/2 hr to my life to do other wonderful things …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Laura Bazile from England Here is the recipe I tasted a couple of weeks ago when I attended Social Media Week which is a global event, held in various big cities all around the world, at the same time. ~ Whisk together social and events The “social” side of the event is not the only …

Dr. Yvonne Thompson – Powerful Woman

Dr. Yvonne Thompson – Powerful Woman

Dr. Yvonne Thompson A dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader with a proven record for building high performing teams. Since starting her own PR company 27 years ago Ms Thompson has acquired and exceptional range of transferable skills that can compliment high performing companies and organisations. Originally from Guyana, South America, Ms Thompson has always shown an …

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

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

          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 …

Are You Ready for Your Business to EVOLVE?

Are You Ready for Your Business to EVOLVE?

Over the years Sonia Brown MBE has become renowned as an empowering voice for women in business.  She enjoys a large following from entrepreneurs who are impressed with the way she has helped them accomplish growth in their business with her success building marketing systems and structures, which has helped them to stand out from …

Doreen Lawrence won the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award

Doreen Lawrence won the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award

Doreen D. Lawrence 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 their son in 1993, Doreen and Neville Lawrence believed that the Metropolitan …

Soul Music: The Pulse of Race and Music – The latest book by Candace Allen

Soul Music: The Pulse of Race and Music – The latest book by Candace Allen

About Candace Allen Candace Allen is a novelist and was the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America. Race and music are an integral part of her life, from Miles Davis’ friendship with her family, her later immersion in the classical music elite, to her political activism in the 60s and the …

In her first Olympic games Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver

In her first Olympic games Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver

“She has toiled out of difficulty to become a symbol of greatness and has shown that it doesn’t matter where you come from. From her small village in Limpopo, where the people are full of poverty, she has become the symbol of a courageous young woman.” –South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula

Claressa Shields became the youngest person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal

Claressa Shields became the youngest person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal

Source: Yahoo! LONDON — Throughout the Olympics’ first women’s boxing tournament, U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields would refer to the ultimate prize as “my gold medal.” After Thursday, she can proudly claim that it is. Shields, 17, defeated Nadezda Torlopova of Russia on Thursday night, 19-12, to claim the gold medal in the middleweight division, in …

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight smash the record winning gold at the London Olympics

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight smash the record winning gold at the London Olympics

LONDON — As Carmelita Jeter sprinted across the finish line in the women’s 4×100-meter relay Friday night, she turned to her left and pointed a finger at the electronic clock beside the track as if to say, “Look at what we just did.” A beat later, the board flashed Jeter’s news in bold type: NEW …

Lia Neal wins Olympic Bronze in London on the US swim team

Lia Neal wins Olympic Bronze in London on the US swim team

LONDON — In an American high school, a new jacket or the newest cellphone can be a status symbol. Lia Neal will arrive for her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan with something tough to trump: an Olympic medal. “Everything was just so beyond my expectations,” Neal said. Read the full …

Jamaican and American women speed to gold at the London Olympics

Jamaican and American women speed to gold at the London Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Source: ESPN LONDON — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaned across the finish line of the women’s 100 meters, then looked up at the blank scoreboard for the name of the next Olympic champion. Five seconds passed, then five more. Was it the Jamaican, Fraser-Pryce, or the American, Carmelita Jeter? The race couldn’t have been any …

Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gymnastic gold in London

Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gymnastic gold in London

Source: NYTimes.com Douglas said she had felt confident all along that she would win. “It was just an amazing feeling,” she said, giggling. “I was just like, Believe, don’t fear, believe.” Just five months ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator of the women’s national team, did not think Douglas had what it took to be an …