Lorraine Pascale – Powerful woman

Lorraine Pascale – England – Business & Entrepreneurship – The face of Sainsbury’s and Host of BBC TV Cooking and Baking Shows, Caterer, Chef, baker and patissier Lorraine Pascale grew up in Oxfordshire, England. At age 16, she was spotted by a model scout and her modeling career lead to her being the first British …

In memory of Dr. Rose Dieng-Kuntz – Powerful woman

Dr. Rose Dieng-Kuntz – France – Science – Posthumous Award – Award-winning researcher in Artificial Intelligence Obituary by Emmanuelle Delsol, Le Monde Informatique Rose Dieng-Kuntz, a researcher at Sophia Antipolis, died at age 52 as a result of disease. Specialist in artificial intelligence, she ran for several years the work on knowledge management and semantic …

Virginia Wangare-Greiner – Powerful woman

Virginia Wangare-Greiner – Germany – Social Activism – Founder of Maisha – fighting for immigrant African women in Germany Virginia Wangare-Greiner is the founder of Maisha, a self-help organization for African women in Germany which dates back to 1996. The concept is to empower each other to become a proud and active part of German …

Pamela Thomas-Graham – Powerful woman

Pamela Thomas-Graham – Business & Entrepreneurship – Switzerland – Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG Pamela Thomas-Graham has been the Chief Talent, Branding and Communications Officer and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisee Group AG and Credit Suisse AG since January 2010. Prior to …

Mary Lee Sjönell – Powerful woman

Mary Lee Sjönell – Sweden – Media – Producer Mary Lee was educated in the States and has produced more than 800 commercials and has 10 years of feature film production experience, ranging from assistant camera, script revisions, art dept and production coordinator, to assistant accountant. Productions include among others “Passion Fish”, “Lonesome Dove”, “The …

2010 Power Lister Beatrice Acheleke continues to shine the light on diversity issues in Europe with the European Diversity and Business Congress

2010 Power Lister Beatrice Acheleke continues to shine the light on diversity issues in Europe with the European Diversity and Business Congress. EU Commissioner Andor to assume patronage of EDIC 2012   László Andor, EU’s Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion assumes the patronage of the European Diversity and Business Congress 2012! The team of …

George Pau-Langevin – Powerful woman

George Pau-Langevin – France – Politics – Member of Parliament George Pau-Langevin was born in Guadeloupe and studied at the Sorbonne and the University of Paris II. She is the former president of the Movement against Racism and for Friendship Among Peoples, and the National Agency for the Integration and Promotion of Workers Overseas. She …

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Powerful woman

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Finland – Lifestyle – Former Miss Finland 1996, former Miss Scandinavia 1997, 2nd runner-up Miss Universe 1996 Lola Remilekun Odusoga Wallinkoski was born in Turku, Finland and is a Finnish model and Miss Finland 1996. In 1997, she won the crown of Miss Scandinavia. On 17 June 1996 at the Miss Universe …

Funmi Odegbami – Powerful woman

Funmi Odegbami – England – Business  & Entrepreneurship- Founder of MINK, makeup education and services for women of color Funmi Odegbami was a successful makeup artist when she founded MINK London in the summer of 2005. She founded MINK to fill the gap between the makeup services provided to white women and those provided to …

Saido Mohamed – Powerful woman

Saido Mohamed – Finland – Social Activism – Refugee Woman of the Year, Deputy Chairwoman of the Finnish Somalia Network Source: Helsinki Times Somali-born special nurse Saido Mohamed has volunteered with bodies such as the Finnish Somali Association and carried out preliminary outreach work for the youth organization Kanava Nuorisory, in which adult Somalis are …

Brenda King – Powerful woman

Brenda King – England – Social Activism – Member of the European Economic and Social Committee Brenda King wears multiple hats including the Chief Executive of African & Caribbean Diversity, Commissioner, Women’s National Commission (WNC) , a member of the Advisory Board of Hays Executive, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Voluntary …

Mercedes Frias – Powerful woman

Mercedes Frias – Italy – Politics – First black member of Parliament Mercedes Lourdes Frias was born in the Dominican Republic. She was the first black person elected to the Italian Parliament in 2006 where she served through April 2008. She was a member of the Commission on Constitutional Affairs and the Parliamentary Committee on …

Kathleen Ferrier – Powerful woman

Kathleen Ferrier – The Netherlands – Politics – Member of Parliament Kathleen Ferrier has been a member of the Dutch House of Representatives since 2002. She sits on the Foreign Affairs, Defense, European Affairs, Education, Culture and Science, and Dutch parliamentary delegation to the OSCE committees. http://www.houseofrepresentatives.nl/members_of_parliament/ferrier-kg-cda