In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first
Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories.
This year we feature 9. The 2018 awardees are in the
following categories: Activism, Education,
Entrepreneurship, Media, Politics, Society and Writing.
This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to
acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to
inspire others to reach their full potential.
What constitutes power?
Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an
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.
Author of Why I'm No
Longer Talking to White
People About Race
Creator of Polin incubator
Executive Director of Imkaan
Highness The Duchess of Sussex
Co- founder of
Black Ballad UK
Little Black Book: A Toolkit For
Janine Van Throo
Pioneer in natural hair
care in Europe
Creator of the American
Principles and Practices of
Journalism (and Sports
Journalism), the masters-level
curriculum at L’Ecole Supérieure de
Journalisme de Paris, France
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Black Women in Europe™
Power Lists on
It’s our 5th anniversary! Since 2013 the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva team has
grown to 9 members and has provided 14 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
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.