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2019 Black Women in Europe™ Power List: A List of Our Own ©


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2019 marks our 10th anniversary for this ground breaking power list. Politicians dominate this year a Europe voted in 6 black women to the European Parliament.

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2019 Black Women in Europe™ Power List: A List of Our Own ©

  1. 1. In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. This 10th anniversary year we feature 10. The awardees are in the following categories: Arts, Literature, Philanthropy, Politics, and Public Figures. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential.
  2. 2. What constitutes power? Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect. Methodology: The Power List does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases well known and in others, are women who should be known.
  3. 3. Alice Kuhnke Politics: Sweden Member of European Parliament (Green Party) Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  4. 4. Assita Kanko Politics: Belgium Member of European Parliament (New Flemish Alliance) European Conservatives & Reformists Group
  5. 5. Bernadine Evaristo Literature: UK Booker Prize Winner
  6. 6. Eunice Olumide Public Figure: UK Model, Actress, DJ, TV Personality
  7. 7. Kristin Lewis Arts: Austria Soprano
  8. 8. Maxette Pirbakas Politics:France Member of European Parliament (National Rally) Identity & Democracy Group
  9. 9. Monica Semedo Politics: Luxembourg Member of European Parliament Democratic Party Renew Europe Group
  10. 10. Peagie Woobay Philanthropy: Sweden Educating girls in Sierra Leone
  11. 11. Pierrette Herzberger Fofana Politics: Germany Member of European Parliament Alliance 90/The Greens Group of the Greens/European Green Alliance
  12. 12. Samira Rafaela Politics: Netherlands Member of European Parliament Democrats 66 Renew Europe Group
  13. 13. View all of the Black Women in Europe™ Power Lists on http://blog.blackwomeni
  14. 14. It’s our Kiva Team’s 6th anniversary! Since 2013 the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team has grown to 10 members and has provided 15 loans. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Our collective efforts will make a difference to an individual, a group, and a community. Let’s support women. You don’t have to wait to start giving as part of our team. Choose a project and click on the amount you would like to donate. Remember as little as $25 is all that is needed. You’ll be taken to your basket where you can select what lending team your loans should count towards. Beneath the “Count Towards Team” column, you’ll see a drop down box with Black Women in Europe™’s lending team listed. Click that box and select the Black Women in Europe™’s lending team and the loan to will count towards our team.
  15. 15. The Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2019 – A List of Our Own© was created by Adrianne George and launched 10 years ago.
  16. 16. This edition is dedicated to Derek McCullough. He was the creative genius who shared his talents by designing this power list. You will never be forgotten. [our 4th list without you :( ]