Gisele Mwepu, founder of Okapi Finance, has been awarded Innovation of the Year.

Gisele Mwepu, founder of Okapi Finance, has been awarded Innovation of the Year.

This year’s innovation talent goes to Gisele Mwepu that with a huge drive and a desire to improve people’s lives has created Okapi Finance. Okapi has helped to reduce financial exclusion in poor countries by giving people the ability to conduct fast and secure financial transactions and gain legitimacy with banks and financial institutions. It …

Kendra in the kitchen

Kendra Valentine: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Kendra Valentine, Recipe whisperer: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Kendra Valentine to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary Shero because of her sheer and complete love of food. Beyond her love of food she’s obsessed with creating unique flavor combinations and inventive spice …

Claire Requa

Claire Requa: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Claire Requa, Designer: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Claire Requa to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she makes beautiful things. I first blogged about Claire in March 2011 and she made our Power List in 2013. She makes beautiful things …

Achenyo Idachaba – Keynote – Running Out Of Raw Materials

Achenyo Idachaba – Keynote – Running Out Of Raw Materials

The Bridge Conference in Lund, Sweden is about building a platform where science and business can meet and prosperous relationships grow. It is about connecting entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and investors with today’s most influential minds within life science and materials science. Our goal is to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Meet a keynote speaker. …

Lesley-Ann Brown

Lesley-Ann Brown: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Lesley-Ann Brown, Poet: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Lesley-Ann Brown to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ Shero because of her beautiful way with words. She’s a prolific poet and essayist with her own publishing imprint as well as dedicated mother, activist and wordsmith. I …

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Lola Akinmade Åkerström: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Multi-Award Winning Travel Photographer: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Lola as a Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary Shero not only because of her enormous photography talent (my Swede was impressed with her camera when he observed it draped around her neck …

Lyota Swainson by Odou John Andrews

Lyota Swainson: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Lyota Swainson, Holistic Hair Care Expert: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Lyota to be a 10th Anniversary Shero because she epitomizes so many things for me: the selfless mother; the relentless entrepreneur; the driven advocate who really wants women to understand their outer beauty and teach …

DJ’s we’ve loved the last 10 years

DJ’s we’ve loved the last 10 years

In addition to our 10th Anniversary Shero DJ Candice McKenzie* we’ve blogged about a two other DJ’s over the last 10 years: Jade Avia – UK Jade Avia is a young, beautiful, natural TV and Radio presenter. She currently co-hosts the Capital Xtra Breakfast Show with Kojo and presents her own Sunday evening show 16.00-20.00. Jade …

BWIE 10th Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary

Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10 Year Anniversary Wow, I can’t believe we have our 10 year anniversary in 2016. Sounds cliche but I remember launching the blog as if it were yesterday. But 1,827 posts, 15 awards, and 3 international speaking engagements later it truly does add up to 10 years of passion.   Logo …

MS Warrior Lucie B Wins Big at the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship

MS Warrior Lucie B Wins Big at the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, 48-year-old MS survivor and entrepreneur Lucie B won the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship in Madrid, Spain. Representing both the USA and Sweden, she was awarded 1 Silver and 4 Gold Medals. 2015 World Jump Rope/ Arnolds Jump Rope Champion Never Allow Perceived Limitations to Limit Your Potential …

Kim Golden is writing stories in all love’s colors

Kim Golden is writing stories in all love’s colors

“I write about relationships, about love. I often write about interracial relationships. I like reading stories about people who are different, who see past the differences and fall in love. And those are the stories I also enjoy writing. I write stories for people who know that love comes in many colors“. Kim, a Philadelphia, …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Sweden 6

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Sweden 6

About me History in The Making. My name is Madeleine Fall and I am a citizen of the world, Senegal made me and Sweden raised me. I can Only see the Opportunities in life and there are no limits for how far I can go. My fantasy is my best friend. In my world it …

Black women take 1, 2, 3 in the 32nd Tjemilen 10k in Stockholm

Black women take 1, 2, 3 in the 32nd Tjemilen 10k in Stockholm

Ethiopia’s Webalem Ayele (33:28) and Yewbdar Gela (34:07) and Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (35:24) place 1, 2, and 3 in Sweden’s biggest 10k for women, the 32nd Tjejmilen. The scenic course The race runs around the beautiful scenery of the Royal National City Park “Djurgården”. It starts on “Lindarängsvägen” which is a wide, flat road. The …

Cecilia Gärding wins silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015.

Cecilia Gärding wins silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015.

Black Women in Europe Power Lister Cecilia Gärding‘s first trailer Tolvkommfyra, that she directed, as part of the 12,4 Campaign, to address the issue of Swedish youth not finishing secondary high school, initiated by The Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, won silver at the Eurovision Connect Awards 2015. The Sochi Winter Olympics campaign won gold.  The …

Indra Rios-Moore in Denmark: Every story has a start, middle and an end.

Indra Rios-Moore in Denmark: Every story has a start, middle and an end.

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer Indra Rios-Moore’s story begins on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, continues across the Atlantic in Denmark, but as yet has not come close to reaching a climax, or thankfully an ending. Like every good story it has had twists along the way, ups, as well as downs, joy and pain, …

Vote for Kendra’s Americulinariska.com blog in the 6th Annual @saveurmag Blog Awards

Vote for Kendra’s Americulinariska.com blog in the 6th Annual @saveurmag Blog Awards

Americulinariska.com is a Finalist for “Best Use of #Video” in the 6th Annual @saveurmag Blog Awards! We are one of six finalists (out of 50,000!) in the “Best Use of Video” category: and I need your vote! Click the link in the bio! Now until April 30, 2015 voting will be open at saveur.com/blogawards NOTE: …

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

I have been, if not a friend, a friendly acquaintance and fan of Lesley-Ann Brown, a.k.a. Black Girl on Mars since 2006 or so. Her writing is so compelling I am grateful she has agreed to let me share her work here in a new series of blog posts titled ‘Our Voices’*. Her first contribution …

Margaret Gärding

Margaret Gärding and F!

Source: Wikipedia.org Feminist Initiative (Swedish: Feministiskt initiativ, abbreviated Fi or F!) is a feminist political party in Sweden. The party was formed (from a previous pressure group of the same name) in 2005, and announced on 9 September 2005 that it would put up candidates for the 2006 parliamentary elections in Sweden. After running in …