Sunday, November 18, 2012

Black Women In Europe™ Power List 2012

  Doreen D. Lawrence: Photograph Linda Nylind for the Guardian
The blog Black Woman in Europe has compiled it's annual list of outstanding Black woman for 2012. One of the persons on the list is Doreen D. Lawrence. She is an  OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and  British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in South East London.

Following the murder of her son Doreen Lawrence believed that the Metropolitan Police investigation was not being conducted in a professional manner, citing incompetence and racism as prime flaws. She has been praised for her courage during her campaign against racism. Her campaign resulted in the conviction of her son’s murderers this year. She is the winner of a special award at the 2012 Women of the Year ceremony and the 2012 Campaigner of the Year European Diversity Award.

In 2003, she was awarded an OBE for services to community relations and this summer was chosen as a flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London.

The list 
(Note: this list does not aim to asess rank but rather to showcase influencial women, according to BWE)

Bola Agbaje - Award-winning British playwright of Nigerian origin (UK)
Fatou Bensouda - Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia was elected by consensus Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (in The Hague, Netherlands) by the Assembly of States Parties (Gambia)
Natalie Louise Brown - Natalie is the creator of the Inspired Dreams (UK) 
Baroness Cécile de Massy - Baroness Cécile de Massy, born in the Caribbean country of Guadeloupe, is the wife of Christian Louis, Baron de Massy, the nephew of the late Prince Rainier of Monaco (Monaco)
Doreen D. Lawrence - Doreen D. Lawrence is a British campaigner and writer (UK)
Pauline Long - Pauline Long is a Kenyan born entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer and presenter (UK)
Loreen - Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (Sweden)
Mariam Osman Sherifay - Sherifay was a member of the Swedish parliament between 2002–2003, as a replacement for the Council of State, Björn von Sydow (Sweden)
Zuzana Tvarůžková - Czech TV presenter (Czech Republic)
Dr. Yvonne Thompson - Entrepreneurial business leader (UK)
Mirel Wagner - singer/songwriter (Finland)

 The video


See also
Britain's most influential black people and black Europeans powerlist 2013

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