Gail Parmel was voted as one of 20 Inspirational Women from African Diaspora in Europe. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE), has asked members of the public to nominate women of African origin in Europe who they find inspirational. This list reflects the diversity of Diaspora women and show how well they have infiltrated all sectors of industry: they are engineers, scientists, inventors, bankers, doctors, artists, media personalities, writers, speakers, bankers, politicians and entrepreneurs.
These 20 women are inspiring people in their home countries and in their continent of origin, as mentioned in their profiles. They have physically left the continent but remain emotionally attached. They are conscious of their responsibility towards the development of Africa and are committed to transform the ‘brain drain’ into a ‘brain gain’. The aim of this first ADIPWE list will increase the visibility of African Diaspora women in Europe and encourage other women to come forward, to inspire and be role models to the next generation.