Melinda Victoria Elvenes – Powerful woman

Melinda Victoria Elvenes – Norway – Lifestyle – Miss Norway Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 2010 contestant (Frøken Norge) Melinda Victoria, was born to a Norwegian father and a Motswana mother. After having lived in Botswana for the first 12 years of her life she moved to Norway, where she became a student at the …

Waris Dirie – Powerful woman

Waris Dirie – Austria – Social Activism – Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur; Founder of the Desert Flower Foundation fighting against female genital mutilation Waris Dirie is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist. Waris was discovered by photographer Terence Donovan in London and began a successful modeling career. In 1987, Waris played …

Rokhaya Diallo – Powerful woman

Rokhaya Diallo – Social Activism – France – Founder of Indivisible, Journalist and commentator on Canal Plus TV Rokhaya Diallo is the founder and president of Les Indivisibles, a French organization that uses humor and irony to fight racism and stereotypes. By raising awareness of these issues, Les Indivisibles seeks to engage the French public …

Maryse Condé – Powerful woman

Maryse Condé – France – Literature – Award Winning Writer Maryse Condé was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, a small French/Creole-speaking Caribbean island. She was sent by her parents to Paris, where she was educated at Lycée Fénéleon and Sorbonne, majoring in English. Condé has lived in London and worked for the BBC as a program …

Malorie Blackman – Powerful woman

Malorie Blackman – UK – Literature – Award Winning Writer Ms. Blackman has won 19 literary prizes for her books written for children and teenagers. She has also written a play and TV scripts and original dramas for CITV and BBE Education.   <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.co.uk/widgets/q?rt=tf_ssw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=GB&ID=V20070822%2FGB%2Fblawomineur-21%2F8003%2F80204222-0e62-4821-af2f-f346e5a2aa01&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.co.uk Widgets</A> http://www.malorieblackman.co.uk

Urszula Bhebhe – Powerful woman

Urszula Bhebhe – Poland – Athletics- Poland’s first black athletic champion Urszula Bhebhe has made her mark as Poland’s first black athletics champion. It is estimated that blacks make up 4,000 of Poland’s 38 million citizens. In February Bhebhe won gold in the 60-metre hurdles at Polish indoor championships with a time of 8.43 seconds. …

Andrea Adams – Powerful woman

Andrea Adams – Italy – Media – Co-founder of Travelista TV and creator of The Velvet Circle Ms. Adams is the Cultural Enthusiast and co-founder of Travelista TV, an online travel channel. With her travel partner, she executive produces travel segments in exotic locales and hosts entertainment/red carpet interviews for AOL, BET.com and TVOne online. She …

BMH UK’s The Solution Magazine uncovers the legacy of a hidden history

The endorsement by Lord Toby Harris chair of the Government’s Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody, of the latest edition of The Solution Magazine, confirms the needs for this issue to be made as much a priority across government departments as it is across the community. BMH UK’s second edition of the online The …

Global Entrepreneurship Week – Caroline Marsh, Successful Entrepreneur and Secret Millionaire launches new initiative to aid new entrepreneurs

Black Women in Europe™: 2010 Power List – A List of Our Own© lister, Caroline Marsh, continues to inspire and help others realize their business dreams in the UK. She’s one of Britain’s successful female entrepreneurs, and now one-time airline stewardess Caroline Marsh has been sharing the secrets of her success with some business stars …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – A List of Our Own©

2010 List | 2012 List | 2013 List Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011 – 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. The 2011 list names 35 women in 9 categories: Athletics, Entrepreneurship & Business, Law, Lifestyle, …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Simplify your your life – Hair Routine

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands There are parts of life that I enjoy unexpected surprises. Not with my hair. I have my hair routines that require no thought. Having a hair routine simplifies your life and frees up time to do other things. It also reduces stress. Your hair routine has to be …

Samata Angel, 2010 Black Women in Europe Power Lister secures book deal with Bloomsbury Publishing

Samata Angel personifies the accomplished, beautiful, young black woman in Europe. She was named to the UK’s Red List of Hot Women, Dod & Scottish Widows Award, the Black Women in Europe 2010 Power List, Start Up Britain Campaign, Red Carpet Green Dress Award winner, and was named the campaign director for the Red Carpet …

Nominations are open for the 2011 Black Women in Europe™ Power List

Nominations are now open for the 2011 Black Women in Europe™ Power List. Leave your nominations along with a link to more information about your nominee here in the comments, or send that information to contact@blackwomenineurope.com. View last year’s Power List.

BWIE 2010 Power Lister Samata Angel has been named Global Campaign Director for Red Carpet Green Dress

BWIE Power Lister Samata Angel has been made the global Campaign Director for the Red Carpet Green Dress. Following my recent win and time spent with Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron in LA I was offered the exciting position which will see me working on this global sustainable dress project for the exciting Oscars …

Black Women in Europe Power Lister is YoungProGlobal’s New International Director

YoungProGlobal (YPG) is a global professional networking organization that provides experiences of professional, social and development engagements for our members and their communities. During the week of February 20, 2011, YPG had the pleasure of hosting Yana Johnson, MBE (Member of the British Empire) founder and Director of Yana Cosmetics Ltd. in the US. She …

When it rains it pours: And the honors keep on coming for B.W.I.E™ Power Lister Samata Angel

                I shared the fabulous news that Samata won the 2011 Red Carpet Green Dress Award and was flown to LA to present her dress before the Oscar Awards. Samata is also on the Red list of Hot women under 30.               …

2010 Black Women in Europe™ Power Lister, Samata Angel, wins green Hollywood Oscar competition

British fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel has won the Red Carpet Green Dress competition. Launched by one of Hollywood’s greener couples, Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron (director of blockbusters such as Avatar and Titanic) who are well known for their commitment to helping the environment, the Red Carpet Green Dress competition set the task of …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Let’s talk openly about weaves

Lori van Echtelt from the Netherlands If I had a euro for every time a guy called me up and asked me what he can get for his girlfriends hair because “she is wearing a weave and I hate it”. I would be on a private island somewhere. We have seen the explosion of weaves …