November 13, 2012

Black Women in Europe: Power List 2012 - A List of Our Own


A few years ago I was active in an online community known as AfroSpear. It was a group of bloggers of African descent. One of the powerful voices in that AfroSpear community was Adrienne George. She operates a blog called, Black Women In Europe. Over the past three years she has published a list of powerful Black women in Europe to inspire others to reach their full potential.

The 2012 BWIE Power List names 11 women in the following categories: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Law, Media, Philanthropy, Politics & Activism and The Arts.



These women are:
  1. Bola Agbaje (England) - The Arts
  2. Fatou Bensouda (The Netherlands) - Law
  3. Natalie Louise Brown (England) - Media
  4. Baroness Cecile de Massy (Monaco) - Philanthropy
  5. Doreen Lawrence (England) - Politics and Activism
  6. Pauline Long (England) - Entertainment
  7. Loreen (Sweden) - Entertainment
  8. Mariam Osman Sherifay (Sweden) - Politics & Activism
  9. Yvonne Thompson (United Kingdom) - Entrepreneurship
  10. Mirel Wagner (Finland) - Entertainment
  11. Zuzana Tvaruzkova (Czech Republic) - Media
I must admit that as an man of African descent here in America I have not heard of any of these 11 powerful Black women. I look forward to learning more about them through their full bios.

Feel free to check out the BWIE Power List for 2010 and 2011 as previously reported on this blog!

3 comments:

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

never heard of them either but i will be passing this on to all of my sisters here!

I believe Aretha and Annie said it best in 87', SISTERS ARE DOIN IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!

Reggie said...

Interesting. I had never heard of any of these women myself.

Wayne Hicks said...

Guess we need to find out if Adrienne created a new list for 2014...