I am proud to be a member of Black Women in Europe™, a dynamic group of women led by Stockholm resident Adrianne George.
When Adrianne saw that Michelle Obama was named the most powerful woman in the world in Forbes "100 Most Powerful Women" list this year, she noted that none of the seven black women on the list live in Europe. She was therefore inspired to create the Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010, which celebrates the power and influence of black women in Europe. It includes fifty-eight women in six categories: business, lifestyle, media, politics, social entrepreneurs and NGOs.
The women included on this first Black Women in Europe™: Power List were chosen from nominations from the general public and editor Adrianne George and co-editor Mark Derek McCullough, based on their achievements and sphere of influence. They are seasoned politicians, accomplished performers, and champion athletes as well as social entrepreneurs and rising stars in the business world. “This list will serve as a source of inspiration to black women everywhere,” Adrianne says. “In all arenas we are known to excel.”
Note: Black Women in Europe™ has an award-winning blog that Adrianne founded in 2006. It aims to celebrate the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more, visit the blog at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.
Entrée to Black Paris™ is a Discover Paris! blog.