African Women in Europe Newsletter 2014 #1

Dear  AWE members ,

As we approach our third month in 2014, we hope you are looking forward to focussing your goals, dreams, challenges and priorities in one bold step!

Achievements in 2013

The African Women in Europe Awards 2013, held in London -Kensington attracted guests from all over Europe. It was an evening to remember, red carpet, glamour and high volume entertainment to celebrate achievements of African women in Europe. The event appeared in various International newspapers in Ghana, Kenya, UK and many others including online media. Poppy Majingo, Minister Counsellor at the Botswana High Commission, was the chief guest. Other speakers included Lord Mayor of Parsloe Ward Elizabeth Kangethe gave a motivational speech to our guests.

Dentaa Amoateng the founder of the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards received the most prestigious African Women in Europe Award for her outstanding achievement. Speaking about the award, Dentaa — who was born in the Ashanti Region of Ghana but now divides her time between the UK and Africa — said: “I am honoured, humbled and delighted in equal measures to win the prestigious 2013 African Women in Europe Award 2013.

Congratulations to our AWE winners in 2013, follow this link to see the full list click HERE


As we celebrate African Women in Europe Achievements, let us congratulate the following AWE members for their  personal achievements.

Ms Elizabeth Kangethe has been nominated unopposed as the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham in London borough of Parsloe Ward 2014-2015. Her official inauguration will be held in March 2014.   She has continued to support AWE year to year attending most of the events in Berlin, Rome and London. The position of the Mayor is very ceremonial  and her primary role will be to promote civic pride and community cohesion. AWE team and members extends their congratulations.

Sheabutter Cottage | Founded by Akua Wood, Sheabutter is a fair trade, ethical business based in Sonning, Reading (UK). Akua Wood a committed AWE member and AWE Award winner 2013 was nominated in the GUBA awards in the category of the small emerging business of the year award.  The founders of AWE- Joy Zenz and Wambui Njau, attended the all glamorous event which was held in London. AWE team and members extends their congratulations.

Boikanyo Trust Phenyo, winner of Empowering Women in Europe Award was invited to the Burkingham palace in 2013 as a recognition in her achievements in the fashion and model industry. Congratulations to Boikanyo for sharing a cup of tea with her Majesty the Queen at the Commonwealth Reception given at Buckingham Palace by the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on Monday 28th October, 2013.



As we approach the month of March, Saturday, March 8th is the celebration of  International  Womens Day all over the world. Why? Because Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

AWE team is encouraging individual members to organise a “Morning Coffee” in their country of residence on the day.

Sender us your photos and stories on how you spent the month of March 2014 as we celebrate International Womens day, tell us about the event that you attended in the month as part of this celebrations. We would love to hear from you. Add this information on our AWE online discussions or blog or send us an email

Together we are STRONG

AWE Team

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