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ABOUT AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE African women in Europe was founded by Joy Wanjiru Zenz in January 2008 and later joined by co-founder Wambui Njau.The website has 700 registered and active members. The website was created with the idea that women can work together and reflect a positive image of an African woman; intelligent, hardworking, multitasked, ambitious, family supporting and deserving of respect. By use of information technology, like minded women can reach each other despite geographical differences all over Europe. The Website AWE is a private website created for African women living, working or in business in Europe and it is managed by members. Our mission is to create a relaxed atmosphere where African women can get informed, be motivated and empower each other.The website platform assist members to exchanging ideas and sharing experiences through discussion board, private/public messages, photos, videos and blogs Members can join various groups according to individual preferences and make new friends. Every year members meet in one of the cities in Europe. During the social meeting members get to know each other and discuss various issues. Objectives and Aims  To empower and inform women  To positively reflect the image of an African women  To offer a manageable networking platform 

To support upcoming and existing entrepreneurs

 To form friendship among members

 To learn and advice each other  To create an opportunity for women to network

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ACHIEVEMENTS Achievements  We have been able to reach out to over 700 registered members  We have met in Madrid (Spain), Köln

(Germany), Rome (Italy),Paris (France),Germany (Berlin  We formed groups, to advise and inspired each other through Blogs and Forum discussions

 Country Groups meetings are now

held annually  We now host AWE Awards to recognise women in various activities around Europe

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AWE 27 GROUPS

Each group has its own Administrators Own discussions and members Read More

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COMMENTS FROM AWE MEMBERS Event Comments “This trip and conference was a real eye opener for me. I made friends and had a very motivational talk. Ladies from Africa “yes we can do it” I will never shy again in my little cocoon and rot there with all the brilliant ideas.Thanks Joy”  “I am not a saint but I have to say everybody was looking forward to visiting the Vatican City. I have to be honest, that my dreams were or all our childhood dreams were coming into reality.We’ve all had heard about the Sistine Chapel St.Peter’s Church, the Pope and so forth but being there in real life was awesome.” 

“AWE tour guide was also very good and professional explaining the history of the Vatican City and what an amazing place!!”

“Thank you so much for organizing the event, it was very successful and I loved the City of Rome. I also wish to take this time to thank you Nancy Gathecha for the motivational talk, it was very professional and very well delivered, it definitely gave me a lot to think about my dreams.Thank you Nancy. God bless you all” (Wambui Njau UK),

“ It was awesome and look forward to another one like this next year. Again it was meeting people in person, Joy, Nancy, Janet etc not forgetting my roommate Amotola” (Mercy Njoroge UK),

“ It was a pleasure to meet for the first time highly motivated women, this made it easy to organize the event. I am now more motivated to organise the next event in Paris France” (Joy Zenz Germany).

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Website comments 

“What a great idea for creating a website for African women only, Congrats!!! You can't believe it, sometimes it takes up to a month before i see any Africans. Now, i can just pop in here and feel at home. THANKS!!”

“You have really done a good job and you are really focused on your goals: to bring the African women together and honestly speaking hats off... good job:”  “You have done a good job Joy and I am sure it is not an easy task find the time to bring all your ideas to fruition, so I salute you and commends you for your efforts”  “Thank you for accepting me to be one of African Women in Europe. It is a very good forum for African ladies to bring their hopes, views, motives and ideas together for a strong link for African Communities in Europe.”  “So far, I like the website very much. I am able to get in contact with people more than I have at other websites offering a social network. I am usually not the type to network socially, but I have found this to be helpful in learning about activities and events in Europe and other parts of the world, marketing opportunities, info about African business owners in Europe, and I am very much looking forward to being able to purchase hair/beauty/cosmetic products through this website for African/Black women!” 


AWE AWARDS 2013 UK Inspiring African Women in Europe investing in Africa Applications for the AWE (African Women in Europe) 2013 2 nd Awards are now officially open. The AWE Awards event ceremony will be held in London, UK. The A.W.E award aims to recognize and honor African Women living, working, and studying, or in business in Europe. Any African woman who meets these requirements can be nominated, however, in order for the nomination to go through, the nominee has to join and become a member of the A.W.E network. This is also a good opportunity for women to market their products and services, a chance to gain exposure and to be rewarded for their achievement.

The need for the Award came from an assessment conducted through the African women in Europe website which has over 600 registered members. We were also inspired by the interviews done through our voluntary online radio shows where we met amazing African women in Europe involved in great endeavors and decided to use this platform to honor and acknowledge these women. Why should you apply for the awards? As an Award winner, you will be able to use the award to market yourself in your field. It will be an opportunity to gain exposure for you and your company. You will be a role model to the African community around you.

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The Awards Categories The Awards 1. AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE AWARD 2. COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD ( THOSE INVOLVED IN SUPPORTING AFRICA ECONOMICALLY) 3. COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR AWARD 4. ARTIST OF THE YEAR (MUSIC /ART INDUSTRY) 5. FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD 6. WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 7. MOST INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEUR WOMAN AWARD 8. MEDIA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 9. YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AWE AWARDS 2013 UK  ONLY AWE members can submit their application. To be AWE member is free.  Click here to join.  Please feel free to submit your own form or suggest colleagues that you know of that 

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qualify for the awards. Info@africanwomenineurope.eu In each category, the AWE committee will select 3 nominees to be voted for online. The winners will be invited to the award ceremony to receive the Awards. The other nominees will be given a certificate during the ceremony. Winners will be allowed an opportunity to give a three minutes speech in recognition of the award. This time will also be a chance for the winner to inform us about their company, aims , contacts and a few words of encouragement to the audience N/B Initial application for all categories is FREE A small fee of €20 to cover administration fee will be requested for all nominees nominated for public vote. All Nominees for the award and the winners of the categories must attend the ceremony.

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AWE AWARDS UK CEREMONY  Date: 29th

June 2013

 Venue: Holiday Inn London - Regent's Park

Carburton Street,  London W1W 5EE England (Marylebone)  Time :1600Hrs to 0100Hrs  Costs : £ 55  Payment:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4957011555/eivtefrnd

 For more information about the Event Visit us:  http://africanwomenineuropeevents.wordpress.com/

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AWE AWARD 2011 BERLIN GERMANY AWARDS WINNERS

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AWE AWARD WINNER 2011 Akua Wood Nominated for: AWE Award ,COMPANY OF THE YEAR, MOST INNOVATIVE PERSON

Sheabutter Cottage Founded by Akua Wood, a Ghanaian who settled in Britain two decades ago, this range of soaps, body butters and scrubs is made with ingredients imported from producers and farmer-run co-ops in Ghana via Wood’s company Sheabutter Cottage. The hero ingredient is pure, unrefined shea butter, which comes from northern Ghana, where 300 women pick the nuts from the karité tree, then dry, boil, process, crush and churn them into shea butter for Wood’s products. Star turns. “As a native of Ghana (West Africa), I have grown up using natural products such as Sheabutter. The passion I have for using sheabutter originates from experiencing its moisturising andhealing properties and I believe that it is quite simply a unique natural ingredient in skincare. Together with cocoabutter and other products, I am offering you the chance to share in this experience. I purchase my sheabutter, cocoabutter, unrefined coconut oil, African black soap and palm kernel oil directly from farmer co-operatives in Ghana and are of the finest quality. It is what I believe in most: WEBSITE: http://akuawood.co.uk/ COPYRIG HT OF AWE


MUSIC ARTST OF THE YEAR 2011

Lyton Namubiru

Nominated for Music Artist of the Year Music in Uganda is one of the fastest growing industries and has come with lots of new faces, voices and ideas. For so long, there has been this lady whose videos have appeared on almost all television stations yet she is never on musical concerts around town. With songs such as Njagala and Gwe wekka already doing so well for her, Hipipo.com team took time to find out more details about this melodic female artiste. Currently based in the United Kingdom, Lyton Namubiru was born on the 14th February 1980 in Kampala Uganda. She was raised by a single parent (mother) in Jinja.

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FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2011  Winnie Ojanga 

Fashion and Designer of the Year Nominated Candidates

She is a Kenyan – born fashion designer based in Zürich Switzerland. Her creativity

was evident at a very early age. By the age of seven, she knew she wanted to be a

fashion designer. And her favorite pass time was perusing through glossy fashion

magazine. She was an excellent student in Home economics and the first skirt she ever sewed was

ranked best during final year examinations. Her humble beginning into the fashion industry took off

when she launched the acclaimed Miss Kenya Swiss Beauty pageant, a youth empowerment program

for young Kenyan girls living is Switzerland. Her input and creativity made the event among the most

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ignificant and most sought-after on the social calendar for Africans living in Europe. 

She launched her fashion label, Winnie Ojanga’s Creations which is a beautiful label that captures femininity, elegance, class and style. Each collection showcases complete fashion forward styles that are easy to wear, timeless, ageless, classy and undoubtedly unique. We use exquisite fabrics and luxe embellishments that make every creation piece a fashion statement that is always on trend, individual, sophisticated, sensual, glamorous and elegant.

She was recently honored to grace an International fashion event in Zurich, Switzerland. She got a chance to work alongside some well known and respected international designers during the 2010 Charles Vögele fashion days in Zürich, an event that did not only attract big names in fashion, entertainment and film industry in Europe. The event also turned Zürich into a hotspot of haute couture for the first time in history.

During the fashion days, She was also part of “Fashion Days Model Challenge” team. She worked alongside Swiss top model Nadine Strittmatter and former model and actor Urs Althaus.

Winnie Ojanga is a member of association of Fashion Designers in Switzerland. She trained at the mode Design schule in zürich. She was mentored by a Swiss fashion designer. He work has been featured in numerous magazines.

Website:http://winnieojangascreations.webs.com/ http://www.myspace.com/ojangawinnie

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CAREER WOMAN OF THE YEAR 

Kanini Mutooni

 QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

An MBA holder and Chartered Accountant with over 12 years Audit and risk management experience within the financial services sector. Strong leadership and communication skills with extensive Board interaction. Proven track record within the Audit and Risk sector and able to excel working with cross functional teams.  ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS: • Nominated and shortlisted for the Barclays Wealth Women of the City, 2010 Future Leaders award • Ranked and recognized as one of Kenya’s Top 40 under 40 women by the Business Daily. (2010) • Awarded the top country Prize in the ACCA Audit paper (1997) • Awarded the Kianda Prize for the top student in academics and Sports at the end of high school (1995)  HIGHLIGHT OF COMPETENCIES: • Highly creative, dynamic and highly motivated Financial services professional with over 12 years demonstrated success within the Audit and Risk profession • Frequent Board level and Senior level management interaction • Extensive and proven project management skills • Logical and analytical abilities in problem solving situations. • Results oriented, shown through results achieved in career  Founder of: Myazimia http://www.myazimia.org and Inuka Org http://inuka.org/

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OTHER WINNERS  WRITER OF THE YEAR 2011

 AGENT OF THE YEAR 2011

 Wangui wa Goro

 Ann Njeri FM World

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AWE EVENT PARIS 2010 THEME: FASHION AND DESIGN

Tae Betty Betty from South Africa living in Germany, Maintal. An African/European fashion designer Read more

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AWE TEAM Event Organisers Joy Zenz Founder of African Women in Europe Contact: Joy.zenz@africanwomenineurope.eu

Wambui Njau Co-founder of African Women in Europe. Contact :Wambui.njau@africanwomenineurope.eu

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