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Pierrette Herzberger Fofana – Power Woman

Politics Germany Member of European ParliamentAlliance 90/The GreensGroup of the Greens/European Free Alliance Afro-German politician, human rights activist, and scholar Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana was born in Bamako, Mali, but grew up in Dakar, Senegal, the daughter of a Cape Verdean mother, Dona Joaquina Semedo-Lopès, who was Christian, and a Guinean father who was Muslim. Her early experience with nationalities and religions greatly influenced the course …

Peagie Woobay – Power Woman

Peagie Woobay: Sweden Philanthropy I became pregnant at the age of 15. However, I never allowed the pregnancy to doom my future because I was determined, strong and ambitious and wanted to succeed in life. I could not have done so, however, without the support I had from my parents and extended family network. I …

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Maxette Pirbakas – Power Woman

Politics: France Member of European ParliamentNational RallyIdentity and Democracy Group In December 2014, she became the head of the Departmental Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FDSEA) in Guadeloupe. In 2016, she was appointed a member of the FNSEA board of directors . She became a member of the Chamber of Agriculture in Guadeloupe in 2013. In 2018, she was appointed to the Social …

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Kristin Lewis – Power Woman

Arts: Austria Soprano Kristin Lewis, a lyrico-spinto soprano, has graced the stages of many of the world’s leading opera houses. Noted for her well-focused, majestic sound, rich in overtones and rare blend of piano culture, she has been directed by and among the most illustrious conductors. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas/USA, Ms. Lewis grew up …

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Eunice Olumide – Power Woman

Public Figure: UK Model, Actress, DJ, TV Personality Originally born in Edinburgh, Scotland Eunice Olumide is an international supermodel, broadcaster and curator.  In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Arts, Broadcasting and Charity work.   She has  appeared  in world wide campaigns, fashion weeks and editorials such including WAD Paris, ID Magazine, Dazed & Confused, …

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Bernardine Evaristo – Power Woman

Literature: UK Booker Prize Winner ‘As a writer of fictions I like to mix things up temporally, spatially and stylistically – to cross the borders of genre, race, culture, gender, history and sexuality, most recently in Girl, Woman, Other and Mr Loverman. My Afro-diasporic interests have led me to writing books that connect ancient and modern history with …

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Assita Kanko – 2019 Power Woman

Politics: Belgium Member of European ParliamentNew Flemish AllianceEuropean Conservatives & Reformists Group “In addition to my political career at N-VA and my life as a writer, I also work as an independent consultant for companies. I help them implement SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and thus contribute to the global objectives for sustainable development. SDGs have been drawn …

2019 Power List

2019 Black Women in Europe™ Power List: A List of Our Own ©

10th Anniversary of the Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2019 – A List of Our Own© & 6 year anniversary of Kiva Lending Team “Our 10th year? It doesn’t seem real at times. Politicians dominated in 2019. We had a bumper year during the European elections”, George admits. “I never tire of the way …

2018 Power List

Black Women in Europe: Power List 2018 – A List of Our Own©

Our 9th list. The 2018 awardees are in the following categories: Activism, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media, Politics, Society and Writing. Biorgraphical and more informatoin about the awardees will be published soon. For now feel free to share the YouTube video above and the Slideshare presentation.

2017 Power List

Dr. Erma Manoncourt France-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Dr. Erma Manoncourt Dr. Erma Manoncourt is a public health specialist in behavior and social change and the Founder and President of M&D Consulting Inc (Paris, France). A retired UN official, she has worked over 30 years in international development, providing technical assistance in management/leadership, strategic planning, training and facilitation skills, communication for …

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Aysha Jones-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Aysha Jones Aysha Jones is an award winning social activist turnt entrepreneur becoming a fashion, beauty and media maven. Based in Stockholm, Sweden with origins from The Gambia, West Africa working with international brands and clients.She’s the founder of many groundbreaking platforms such as The LeNoir agency, Creative week (former Africa fashion …

2017 Power List

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2017 – A List of Our Own©

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‘If time was measured in heartbeats’ | Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

Note: Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE is one of our Power Listers. Yvonne has spent over 30 years working in the communications industry. During this time she campaigned for minorities, small business owners and closest to her heart, race and women’s equality in the workplace, especially the boardroom; work for which she received a CBE and …

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Monique Wells – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Monique Wells – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© Monique Y. Wells is a 20-year resident of Paris, France. She is co-owner of Discover Paris! – Personalized Itineraries for Independent Travelers, and is also a freelance travel writer and editor. Through Discover Paris!, Monique has provided services tailored …

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Sophia James – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Sophia James, Politics: UK, 1st Black Female Reading Councillor A 26 year old enthusiastic young professional living in Reading, working for a deaf charity in London and lucky enough to be a Labour Councillor for the outstanding Katesgrove Ward. Left wing, liberation activist and inter-sectional feminist. I’m originally from Birmingham. You will either catch me …

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Ellen Brudet – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Ellen Brudet, Entrepreneurship: The Netherlands, Creator of dolls of color In her own words: My name is Ellen Brudet and I’m 49 years young … mother of two beautiful boys (28 and 14) and myself a child of a mixed marriage. * My father Surinamese and my mother * Dutch . I am a proud …

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Amma Asante – Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Amma Assante, The Arts: UK, Award Winning Filmmaker BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante, a child actor, made the move to screenwriting with development deals from Chrysalis, Channel 4 and the BBC. Two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters followed, which Amma wrote and produced for BBC2. Amma’s 2004 feature film, A Way …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – 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. For the past three years the list was …