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.
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
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.