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The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its third Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 that pays tribute to 11 women in the categories of Law,......

The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its third Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 that pays tribute to 11 women in the categories of Law, Entertainment, Media, Politics & Activism, The Arts, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.
“For the third year in a row the Black Women in Europe™: Power List continues to shine a light on amazing women doing amazing things”, George explains. “It fills me with joy to be able to share their achievements with the world”.

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  • 1. Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2012 – A List of Our Own©
  • 2. BWIE™ Power List 2012 - A List of Our Own©In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its firstPower List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The2011 list named 35 women in 9 categories. This year we name 11women in the following categories: Law, Entertainment, Media,Politics & Activism, The Arts, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended toacknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspireothers to reach their full potential.
  • 3. What constitutes power?Power is defined as the ability to actor produce an effect.
  • 4. Methodology The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women. Read their full bios at:http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com/2012/11/10/2012-black-women-in-europe-power-list-biographies/
  • 5. Bola Agbaje The Arts: EnglandAward-Winning Playwright2008 Olivier Award for OutstandingAchievement in an Affiliated Theatre
  • 6. Fatou Bensouda Law: The Netherlands Chief ProsecutorInternational Criminal Court
  • 7. Natalie Louise Brown Media: England Talk Show HostCreator Inspired Dreams brandID Media, ID Publishing, ID Education, ID Property and ID Fashion
  • 8. Baroness Cécile de Massy Philanthropy: Monaco Founder and President of Ladies Lunch Monaco fundraisers for childrens charities
  • 9. Doreen D. Lawrence Politics & Activism: England Activist and WriterCampaigner against racism, awarded OBE2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award
  • 10. Pauline Long Entertainment: England Founder of BEFFTA Black Entertainment Film Fashion Televisionand Arts (UK & US) Europe’s biggest awardceremony for black & ethnic personalities inentertainment, film, fashion, television & arts
  • 11. Loreen Entertainment: Sweden Singer2012 Eurovision Song Contest winner
  • 12. Mariam Osman Sherifay Politics & Activism: Sweden Director Center Against Racismmember Swedish parliament 2002-2003awarded 2009 Swedish Martin Luther King prize
  • 13. Yvonne Thompson Entrepreneurship: UK Founder & DirectorThe European Federation of Black Women Business Owners, African Caribbean Business Network, Choice FM, The Black Consumer Survey 2003 awarded Commander of British Empire
  • 14. Mirel Wagner Entertainment: Finland Singer and Songwriter2011 debut album listed For Nordic Music Prize
  • 15. Zuzana Tvarůžková Media: Czech Republic TV News Presenter
  • 16. 2012 List editor: Adrianne George Lind Adrianne George Lind is an American expat in Sweden who has lived in England and Belgium. She is the 2012 Maisha Gala Entrepreneur of the Year, creator of the Black Women in Europe™: Power List and founder of the award-winning Black Women in Europe™ Blog, social network and LinkedIn Group. She is a board member of Democrats Abroad Sweden, American Women’s Club in Stockholm and the Black European Women’s Council. She set up and manages several social networks for expats and has launched two job boards for expats in Sweden. She is the co-founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and co-editor of Black Expat.com.
  • 17. Design: Mark Derek McCullough The Black Women in Europe™ Power List 2012 logo and slide show was designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design. Currently residing in California, he has lived in the UK, Spain and Sweden working on various international graphic identity and commercial interior architectural design projects. Derek is the Creative Director of Black Expat.com and for the AG Communication Group and its associated brands.  
  • 18. Photography Credits Bola Agbaje: Ibbolya Feher for the Guardian Fatou Bensouda: AFP Loreen: Frank Valter Mirel Wagner: Aki Roukala Zuzana Tvaružková: Alexander Dobrovodský Photo research*: Adrianne George*Every attempt was made to attribute photo credits. If a credit was omitted please email: contact@blackwomenineurope.com for inclusion.