The Black Women in Europe® Social Media Group (BWIESMG) was formed in the autumn of 2016. The seat of the organization started in Gothenburg, Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 2018. In 2019, the organization relocated to Halmstad on Sweden’s west coast.
BWIESMG is a Swedish-based non-profit organization with the purpose to empower black women in Sweden and across Europe. The organization has the following objectives towards empowerment, inclusiveness, and participation of black women in society:
i. To provide alternative platforms to mainstream media to showcase and promote positive images and news stories about black women in Europe. The platforms will include a multi-award-winning blog and social media.
ii. To maintain a directory of organizations across Europe that support black women.
iii. To award scholarships to black women in Europe to study entrepreneurship, journalism, and media.