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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 …

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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 …

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Alice Kuhnke – 2019 Power Woman

Politics: Sweden Member of European ParliamentGreen PartyGroup of the Greens/European Free Alliance “There are two fate issues on the EU table – emissions must drastically decrease and democracy must be strengthened. That is what I will fight for in the EU. “ Alice Kuhnke Follow her on Instagram.

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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 …

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Africans For JC Values Open Letter To Jeremy Corbyn And The Labour Party

Africans For Jeremy Corbyn Values (Africans For JC Values)P O Box 14092, London NW10 1WL020 8450 5987 africansfor@gmail.com November 5 2019 Open Letter to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party Africans For JC Values (Africans For Jeremy Corbyn Values) came about in 2016 to support the 10-Point Plan which was part of the Jeremy Corbyn campaign …

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Maxette Pirbakas – MEP France MEP (National Rally) Identity and Democracy Group

Maxette Pirbakas replaced Christiane DeLannay-Clara in the party led by Le Pen. She is one of the black women who won elections in Europe this year. I neglected to include her in this post. She is a sugar cane farmer and former trade union leader of the Fédération nationale des syndicats d’exploitants agricoles in Guadeloupe. She is …

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Monica Semedo – Member of European Parliament

So happy to celebrate another sister that was elected to the European Parliament this year! I unintentionally omitted her in this post. She is a Luxembourg TV presenter and politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019. he has since been serving as full member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and as …

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Looking for Work: Why is it so Hard to Get a Job Overseas?

Women have a difficult time getting a good job no matter where she is. But living abroad in Europe can make things even more difficult, if not downright impossible. You may be able to get a service job for minimum wage but if you have thousands of dollars in student loans for that big degree, …

Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson to Appear in Stockholm

Jacqueline Woodson – “an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle’s Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way.” “After serving as the Young People’s Poet Laureate from 2015–17, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s …

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TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström.

TedX Stockholm’s next speaker is an award-winning author and photographer 🎤 – Lola Akinmade Åkerström. Lola explores culture through food, tradition, and lifestyle for high profile publications such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, amongst others. Geotraveler Media – Lola Akinmade Åkerström has collaborated with many well-known brands from Mercedes Benz and Dove to Intrepid …

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Assita Kanko Member of the European Parliament, Belgium

How did I miss that Power Lister Assita Kanko was elected to the European Parliament when I wrote this post? She is part of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group party. When I first introduced readers to Ms Kanko, she was a political representative for the people in Ixelles, a multi cultural hub in Brussels …

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Bernardine Evaristo is the 1st Black Woman to win the Booker Prize, but there’s more.

She shared the prize, the first time this has ever happened with another writer. Read the Guardian story to see why this is controversial. Bernardine has written 8 novels and won the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel. She is the first black woman to receive this accolade since the prize …

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Barbara Mensah Beauty Studio & Shea Butter

Barbara Mensah was born in England, London and relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017. She has been a professional International Makeup Artist for 11 years and a professional Lash Stylist for 3 years. After moving to Copenhagen, Denmark, Barbara became the owner of Barbara Mensah Beauty Studio. Her  stylish, cosy and chic studio provides a …

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February 2020 in Marsta – Come Learn about Peagie’s Sierra Leone

The Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund is a non-governmental organization founded in March 2013 legally registered in Sweden, Sierra Leone and USA with the aim of empowering girls in Sierra Leone through education and also giving teen mums a second chance so they do not drop out completely of the educational system. We have also been show casing Sierra …