50 MOST INSPIRATIONAL BLACK WOMEN IN UK – 2019 EDITION
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Fifty black women working at grass-roots levels have been named on Most Inspirational Black Women In UK as part of Black History Month celebration. The dynamic list which carries names of women who are mostly not portrayed on mainstream media but their contribution to various black communities in the UK is very visible aims to bring at the fore-front some of the great work carried out by these women.
The list which was compiled by Pauline Long Show team will celebrate the inaugural 2019 edition of 50 Most Inspiring Black Women In the UK with a reception aimed to bring these incredible women together. The show which is on Sky TV – BEN TV produced and presented by Dr Pauline Long has over the years interviewed hundreds of inspiring black women and wanted to continue their legacy by officially listing some of them so that the future and the current young generation can view these women as great positive role models.
Some of the women on the list include:
Mayor of Enfield Cllr Kate Anolue who served as a midwife for many years before becoming a civil servant and has made history as the only black mayor to be appointed twice in the same borough and most important an advocate for women’s rights.
Dr Caroline Makaka who is the founder of LOANI( Ladies Of All Nations International) a UK based organisation representing over 70 countries in the Diaspora and brings together women from all nationalities to support one another and supports survivors of abuse, cancer survivors and more.
Nora Molongwe who is a sickle cell warrior living with the disease, however, she has dedicated her life to supporting families with sufferers and also educate communities about sickle cell disease through her organisation Emile’s Smile Sickle Cell Foundation.
Kofoworola Laseinde has a passion for supporting persons with disabilities and older people for the past 30 years, this great passion intensified after her child became disabled.
Cheryl Phoenix who is the founder of The Black Child Agenda, through her organisation she helps in tackling issues affecting black children in schools to prison pipeline, she represents black parents and children against bias treatment in schools and wider society.
Mrs Victoria Obaze is a Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlet.
She founded Ocean Football Club, organised a residential programme for young boys with Chelsea FC and a Saturday school for young people to increase their educational attainments.
Asked why her TV show founded this list Dr Pauline Long said, “I have seen many of these lists around and they don’t entirely represent many of the black women that actually work with determination and dedication day and night to support communities at a grass-roots level and to effect change in the society. I meet these women daily, I interview them frequently and sometimes many of them use their own resources and funds to serve communities, they must be appreciated and honoured, therefore it’s time we stepped forward and put the well deserved bright spotlight on them too so that their work in the community is recognised and more people can join in and support them, our black youth need to see this wonderful list, they need to know that there are black women they can look up to in the UK.”