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Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own©

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In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. For the past three years the list was called down to highlight 5 women. This year the awardees are in the following categories: Arts, Culture, Entrepreneurship and Politics.

This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential.

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Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – 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. For the past three years the list was called down to highlight 5 women. This year the awardees are in the following categories: Arts, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Politics. 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. Amma Asante The Arts: UK Award Winning Filmmaker
  4. 4. Ellen Brudet Entrepreneurship: The Netherlands Creator of dolls of color
  5. 5. Sophia James Politics: UK 1st Black Female Reading Councillor
  6. 6. Jennifer Tosch Culture: The Netherlands Founder of Black Heritage Tours
  7. 7. Monique Wells France: Culture U.S. Ambassador for the Académie de l'Art Culinaire du Monde Créole, Founder of Entrée to Black Paris™ tours
  8. 8. Since 2013 the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team has grown to 8 members and has provided $250 in 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.
  9. 9. The Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2016 – A List of Our Own© was created by Adrianne George and launched 7 years ago.
  10. 10. This edition is dedicated to Derek McCullough. He was the creative genius who shared his talents on this power list. You will never be forgotten.
  11. 11. A very special thank you to the fabulous Julia Bryan who answered my call for help, and with her graphic design talents, kept this power list alive. Your generosity humbles me.

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