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 …

Power Lister Pauline Long launches TV show

Black Women in Europe Power Lister Pauline Long launches a TV show. The Pauline Long show is a unique TV show with guest panelists discussing current issues, world injustices, family matters, politics, economy, beauty, fashion, entertainment, film, charity and more. I also give young people on my show the chance to kick start their TV …

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Powerful Black Women in Europe

We are celebrating International Women’s Day by taking a look at the Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own© honorees from 2010 – 2012. 2012 Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own© The Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – A List of …

Power Lister Samata Angel writes Fashion Designer’s Resource Book

The author, award-winning designer Samata Angel, explains how to take steps towards a fulfilling career – achieving creative, business and emotional balance – in this competitive and complex industry. The range of pertinent topics covered include working in the industry as a fashion designer, business planning, selling your brand, networking and using social media, emotional …

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 …

Mariam Osman Sherifay – Powerful Woman

Mariam Osman Sherifay Sherifay was a member of the Swedish parliament between 2002–2003, as a replacement for the Council of State, Björn von Sydow. She was a member of the Housing commitee (Bostadsutskottet) and Committee on Foreign Affairs and the European Union Committee among several other appointments. In 2009 she was awarded the Swedish Martin …

Loreen – Powerful Woman

Loreen Loreen’s performance in the Swedish selection to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was in several aspects dreamlike. Her vocals and stage performance had a celestial quality that made commentators use words like ”otherworldly” after her experiencing contribution ”Euphoria”. It came as no big surprise when she won the competition and made so with some …

Pauline Long – Powerful Woman

Pauline Long Pauline Long is a Kenyan born entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer and presenter. She is the founder of Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA). The award ceremony celebrates and promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked. As …

Doreen D. Lawrence – Powerful Woman

Doreen D. Lawrence Doreen D. Lawrence, née Graham 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 her son Doreen Lawrence believed that the …

Baroness Cécile de Massy – Powerful Woman

Baroness Cécile de Massy Baroness Cécile de Massy, born in the Caribbean country of Guadeloupe, is the wife of Christian Louis, Baron de Massy, the nephew of the late Prince Rainier of Monaco. She is the founder and President of Ladies Lunch Monaco which raises money for children’s charities in Monaco. Read the full 2012 …

Natalie Louise Brown – Powerful Woman

Natalie Louise Brown Natalie Louise Brown is a woman on a mission – to motivate, inspire and uplift other women. Natalie is the creator of the Inspired Dreams (ID – What’s Your ID?) brand which incorporates ID Media, ID Publishing, ID Education, ID Property and ID Fashion. She is currently working on the production of …

Fatou Bensouda – Powerful Woman

Fatou Bensouda On 12 December 2011, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was elected by consensus Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by the Assembly of States Parties. Mrs. Bensouda was sworn in on 15 June 2012. Mrs. Bensouda had previously held the position of ICC Deputy Prosecutor (Prosecutions), having been elected with an overwhelming …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own©

2010 List | 2011 List | 2013 List | 2014 List Bola Agbaje Bola Agbaje (born c. 1981) is an award-winning British playwright of Nigerian origin, who is under commission with Paines Plough and Tiata Fahodzi. Agbaje was born in London. She briefly lived in Nigeria from the age of six to eight but now lives …

Black Mental Health UK wins Ebony Business and Recognition Awards 2012

Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) has won this year’s Ebony Business & Recognition Award (EbrAwards 2012) for its outstanding work in the area of health, care and wellbeing. Honouring the work led by BMH UK’s director and Black Women in Europe Power Lister Matilda MacAttam the campigns group won the …

Black Women in Europe Power Lister Dr Yana Johnson MBE launches www.yanacosmetics.com

International makeup website for the multi ethnic market. 15% discount for Black Women in Europe readers using coupon code BWE2012. Starting Yana Cosmetics in 2001, Yana Johnson launched her makeup brand based on her own need to find good make up. She was awarded and MBE in 2009 for services to Ethnic Cosmetics Industry. Serving the …

Yvette Jarvis can help you discover your dream Greece vacation

2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister Yvette Jarvis is a game changer. Among her lengthy list of accomplishments she is the first black woman to hold political office in Greece. Now she is embarking on sharing the wonders of Greece with first time or repeat visitors. With the economic crisis in Greece there may …

Victoria Walldin – Powerful woman

Victoria Walldin – Sweden – Lifestyle – Anthropologist Viktoria Walldin works with architects to ensure that their green designs are in tune with urban culture. She uses participation and analysis to determine how people use spaces and places and what does and does not work. Fascinated by the “space syntax” method and how it relates …

Partricia V. Sellers – Powerful woman

Patricia Sellers – England – Law – Special Legal Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Professor Patricia Sellers is on the faculty of Oxford University. Additionally she is Special Legal Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict. From 1994-2007, Professor Sellers …

Igiaba Scego – Powerful woman

Igiaba Scego – Italy – Literature – Award-winning author Igiaba Scego was born in Rome in 1974 to Somali parents. She writes for l’Unità, “Internazionale” and many other magazines that talk about migrations and African cultures, such as “Nigrizia”. Her books include: Pecore nere (Laterza 2005), Oltre Babilonia (Donzelli 2008) and La mia casa è …