In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. The 2011 list names 35 women in 9 categories: Athletics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Law, Lifestyle, Literature, Media, Politics, Science and Social Activism. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential.

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2011©

What constitutes power?
Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect.

Methodology:
Members of the Black Women in Europe™ Social Network and readers of the Black Women in Europe™ Blog were asked to nominate women for inclusion in the Most Powerful Black Women in Europe™ List. The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women (in some cases well known and in others up and coming stars) in 9 categories: Athletics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Law, Lifestyle, Literature, Media, Politics, Science and Social Activism.

2011 List editor:
Adrianne George
Adrianne George is the creator of the Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own©, founder of the award-winning Black Women in Europe™ Blog, social network, and LinkedIn Group. She is a board member of Democrats Abroad Sweden, the American Women’s Club 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.

Design (logo and slide show):
Mark Derek McCullough
Mark Derek McCullough of Cuedos Design currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He has lived in the UK, Spain and Sweden working on various international graphic identity and commercial interior design projects. He is the Creative Director of Black Expat.com and the AG Communication Group and its associated brands.

Photo research*:
Adrianne George
*Every attempt was made to attribute photo credits. Please email contact@blackwomenineurope.com with additional photo credits.

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