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  1. 1. Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©
  2. 2. BWIE™ Power List 2013 - A List of Our Own© In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List. This year we name 8 women in the following categories: Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism and Society. This list, presented in alphabetical order is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential.
  3. 3. What constitutes power? Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect.
  4. 4. Methodology The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who in some cases are well known and in others, are up and coming stars. Read their full bios at:
  5. 5. Rioch Edwards-Brown Social Activism: United Kingdom Founder So You Wanna Be In TV? Addressing youth unemployment and lack of diversity in TV. Endorsed by Secretary of State For Business Innovation and Skills
  6. 6. Obiocha A. Ikezogwo Leadership: United Kingdom 2013 MILEAD Fellow (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development)
  7. 7. Cécile Kyenge Kashetu Politics: Italy Minister for Integration
  8. 8. Emma McQuiston Socialite: England Viscountess Weymouth
  9. 9. Justina Mutale Social Activism: United Kingdom Founder & CEO POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign
  10. 10. Ade Onilude Leadership: United Kingdom Founder Women in Marketing Awards
  11. 11. Claire Requa Designer: Denmark Award winning jewelry and lighting designer
  12. 12. Susan Enie Muyang Tatah The Arts: Germany Founder & CEO International African Festival
  13. 13. Join the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team Announcing the formation of the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate pover ty. 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.
  14. 14. Join the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team Let’s Suppor t Women! Who should we suppor t first? Take a look at the projects Kiva is currently funding through people like you and me and say who you would like to suppor t in the comments section of our Kiva Team post on the Black Women in Europe blog. Alternatively you can star t giving now. Choose a project and click on the amount you would like to donate. Already a Kiva member? Your next loan can be given as part of our team. Thank you and Go Team!
  15. 15. 2013 List editor: Adrianne George Lind Adrianne George is an American expat in England who has lived in Sweden and Belgium. She is the 2012 Maisha Gala Entrepreneur of the Year, the 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 former board member of Democrats Abroad Sweden, and American Women’s Club in Stockholm, and sits on the board of 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
  16. 16. Design: Mark Derek McCullough The Black Women in Europe™ Power List 2013 logo and slide show was designed by Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design. Currently residing in southern 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 and for the AG Communication Group and its associated brands.  
  17. 17. Photography Credits Rioch Edwards-Brown: Mike Lawn Obiocha A. Ikezogwo: from Obiocha A. Ikezogwo Minister Cecile Kyenge: Emma McQuiston: Justina Mutale: Ade Onilude: Claire Requa: from Claire Requa Susan Enie Muyang Tatah: from Susan Enie Muyang Tatah *Photo research: Adrianne George *Every attempt was made to attribute photo credits. If a credit was omitted please email: for inclusion.