Meet our Board – Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer

Founder and Chair

Adrianne George has won many awards for her work in the blogosphere including the Maishagalen Entrepreneur of the Year. She is a sought after speaker with past engagements in San Francisco, Amsterdam, and London. Her 10-year old multi-award winning Black Women in Europe™ Blog received media credentials from the Democratic Party to cover 2012 Democratic National Convention. She was part of an accredited blogging team in 2008.

In 2005 she founded JobsinStockholm.com which at the time was a ground-breaking job board for English speakers in Sweden. She is the co-founder of the Women of the African Diaspora website and social network, BlackExpat.com website, and StockholmExpat.com blog. She is a founding board member of the Black European Women’s Network in Vienna, that received recognition from the European Commission.

Vice Chair

photo credit Bente Jæger

Lesley-Ann Brown is a Trinidadian-American author, freelance journalist, activist and poet. Her recent work examines methods of decolonial narratives fused with political activism. She´s one of the co-founders of Say It Loud, a spoken-word-poetry collective, consisting of Black women poets in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Say It Loud is now the R.A.M. Poetry collective (Random Access Memory). Brown has been featured and invited to participate in a range of events, including  BE.BOP 2016 Black Europe Body Politics, in Berlin and Copenhagen, and she was one of the panelists in and organizers for the first ever Women of Color Panel in Denmark 

Brown attended the New School for Social Research’s Eugene Lang College where she studied Writing & Literature. She later went on to work in New York publishing while freelancing for various magazines. Her move to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999 inspired her to create the blog www.blackgirlonmars.com – which she has since retired. She´s currently working on a memoir entitled ‘Decolonial Daughter’, to be published in the UK in Spring, 2018 by Repeater Books.

Board Member & Treasurer

Photo credit A.G.

Jonas Lind is a career Military Officer with over 35 years of service to Sweden.  During his career he has moved from the Platoon, Company, Brigade and Joint Staff levels on Gotland, Halmstad,  Stockholm, and England. He has been a popular instructor, mentor, and lecturer and is an avid reader and visitor of historic sights.

He brings his unique Swedish perspective, level-headedness, and talent for forward thinking to our Board.

Black Women in Europe™Social Media Group registration

It is official! We are a recognized non-profit, known as ideel förening, in Sweden.

Black Women in Europe™Social Media Group registration paperwork.

Special thank you to Irene Opira for her insight, keen eye, and above all the time she dedicated to ensuring that our paperwork was correct.

More thanks to our entire Board for taking the necessary time required to hash through, section by section to guarantee our Statutes reflect our values and goals.

Membership

Membership in Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group is open to all black women in Europe and others who share the ideals and goals of Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group. For these purposes, a black woman is defined as having African descent.

We will initiate the application process in 2017. If you would like to receive information email contact@bwiesmg.org and ask to be placed on our mailing list.