2017 Power List

Joy Mbatha-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Joy Mbatha

Joy Mbatha

Joy Nirak Fikile M’Batha, best known by her artist name Joy was born in Malmö. She is a Swedish rapper and artist, raised in Stehag and Malmö and now living in Stockholm.

Joy got her big break in the autumn of 2014 with Where your wind comes and later the single Cat Life, produced by Mats Norman from Mash Up International.  Joy appeared on Linda Piras Knap’s My Fingers, including Rosh, Cleo, and others. M’Batha also participated in Timbuktu’s remix album For Life To Death – Remixes on the track Jump along with Lilla Namo, Dida, JaQe and Promoe.

Together with Frej Larsson, she has made the song “My team” the official Swedish song at the European Championships in football in 2016.

She toured in the Nordic region in the summer of 2015 together with the music group Maskinen. The Machine and M’Batha met in 2014 in the First Season of the Web TV Series Next Level, where new rappers pair with more established artists and producers. They performed at the Bråvalla Festival and the Malmö Festival.

In 2016 she was nominated for Newcomer of the Year in P3 Gold. In 2017, she traveled around Bohuslän as one of the main characters in SVT’s Ebbot’s Ark together with Ebbot Lundberg, Annika Norlin, and Lasse Holm.

2017 Power List

Aysha Jones-2017 Powerful Woman

Why we love Aysha Jones

Aysha Jone

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 week Stockholm), Queen of the Runway, Africa fashion & beauty TV and more.

Aysha Jones is a skilled fashion stylist, professional makeup and spraytan artist with a diploma from one of Sweden’s most prestigious beauty institutions. At the moment she’s also in training to become a certified beauty teacher!

She has worked for major brands such as Max Factor, Färg, Maréna Beauté and Nivea. She’s internationally represented by The LeNoir agency and by People partner in Sweden.

Portfolio: www.ayshastyledit.com
Hashtags: #LifeOfAFashionistaa #IamAyshaJones #AyshaStyledIt #AyshaJonesGiveaway #EatLikeAysha #AyshaTravels #AyshasWorkouts

Services
1. Coaching & workshops
– Sponsorships
– Social media
– Makeup
– Model coaching
2. Styling
– Fashion
– Makeup
– Hair
– Spraytan
3. Modeling
4. Brand ambassadorship

5. PR & event management

– Content marketing

-PR consulting

-Event management

-Project management

Target groups
1. Event planners & organizations
2. Makeup artists
3. Models
4. Individuals with keen interest in fashion or beauty and social networking
5. Fashion & beauty brands
6. Media companies (magazines, radio, tv)

Platforms
1. Social media
– Instagram www.instagram.com/iamayshajones
– Facebook www.facebook.com/iamayshajones 
2. Blog www.ayshajones.com
3. YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJGkXnxsz-rkjHDlfOPIYA?view_as=subscriber
4. Others
– Africa fashion & beauty TV 
– LeNoir agency

2017 Power List

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Tjejmilen 2017

TJEJMILEN

Tjejmilen 2017

The 34th edition of Tjejmilen took place on Gärdet and Djurgården in Stockholm on Saturday 2 September. 30,000 participants ran or walked Tjejmilen, Sweden’s largest sports event for women. 

Tjejmilen 2017

I participated in the Fun Run in 2013, 2015 and again this year.

Tjejmilen 2017

Two sisters came in from the US to participate. One is a former Stockholm resident.

Tjejmilen 2017

Source: Tjejmilen

An Ethiopian sister took 2nd place in the elite race category.

Tjejmilen also provides an opportunity for participants to support education for girls.

I’ve already signed up for next year.

Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s bird’s-eye view of Stockholm

An urbanist’s guide to Stockholm: ‘Find your own secret space and own it’

Lola Akinmade

My name is Lola Akinmade Åkerström. I was born in Nigeria, studied and worked in the United States, and moved to Stockholm for love many moons ago after giving up my life as a system architect working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). That was in 2009. Coming from two boisterous cultures – Nigerian and American – Sweden as a whole was an initial shock to the system. Life slowed down tremendously and the words “work-life balance” slowly crept into my psyche.

Today, I’m a freelance travel writer and photographer who contributes to many major publications. My photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and I’m also the editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm – a site that encourages travellers to my city to slow down, re-examine their motives for visiting, and get to know the city on a much deeper level. Yes, Stockholm truly is that superhot person who is also a modest rocket scientist. Getting beneath its surface is challenging but rewarding.

Read the full story on The Guardian.

Powerful Woman – Alice Bah Kuhnke

Alice Bah Kuhnke

Alice Bah

Alice Bah Kuhnke is the Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy since October 2014, a former television presenter, Board Professional and one of the founders of the think tank Sektor3. On October 3 she was elected to Minister of culture in the Löfven Cabinet, just three days after becoming member of Miljöpartiet (the Green Party of Sweden).

BioBah grew up in Horda in Småland, Sweden with her father from Gambia and Swedish mother. She went to a track and field athletics oriented high school in Växjö, and was one of the country’s best female sprinter runners in the late 1980s, with 200 meters being her speciality. Her television career began in 1992 with SVT’s Disney Club. Between 1998-99, she had her own talk show at TV4 and many other television assignments including current events show Kalla fakta.

After she left television to study political science, and has, among other things, been Director of the Department Ideas for life at insurance giant Skandia. In 2004-2007 she worked as Secretary General of fair trade organization Rättvisemärkt.

She was a member of the Swedish Church synod 2006-2010, member of the Board of Dramaten Theatre, as well as Vice President of YMCA-YWCA Sweden.

In September 2009 she started as the Environmental and Corporate social responsibility manager at ÅF. Alongside her job at ÅF, she also serves as a board member for internet consultancy firm Doberman.

Source: Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Bah_Kuhnke

Powerful Woman – Cecilia Gärding

Cecilia Gärding

Cecilia Garding

Cecilia Gärding is Swedish and South African and was born in Sweden. Her background is both in academia and the arts. She has a Bachelor of Arts in ethnology and a Master’s Degree in political science, where her main interest is integration and diversity issues. She is a film producer and director and a member of the band Khumalo.

Her essays have focused on youth and integration policy and education issues. She worked for the Ministry of Justice in 2006 for then Integration Minister Jens Orback as a political expert focusing on the labor market, education and youth.

She continues to developing cultural projects that strengthen vulnerable groups in society and also create international projects in countries with conflict zones to use culture as a means of conflict resolution. Cecilia created “Innovate4peace” as a forum for innovation in peace and reconciliation work where partners together with industry and other stakeholders are using innovation for a better society. Cecilia was name one “Women Inspiring Europe 2014 and is the ADYNE Ambassador for Sweden.

Sources: ceciliagarding.se and wearelikeoranges.org
http://www.ceciliagarding.se
http://www.wearelikeoranges.org