ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, JOY ZENZ FROM KENYA – FOUNDER OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN EUROPE (JOY LIVES IN GERMANY)

Joy Wanjiru Zenz is the founder of African Women in Europe. (AWE), the CEO of African Market in Europe (AME), Awarded as one of the African living legend in Germany 2018, Winner of 2018 African Business Support Award (The Voice Awards Amsterdam), Nominated for International Diversity Leadership Award 2018.

 

She was born in Kenya, a mother living in Germany. Her aim is to connect African Women living in Europe and around the world through AWE platform irrespective of their geographical locations. Joy started her website in 2008 and now has over 4000 actively involved women networking among each other. African Market in Europe is a Market solution for customers to find African Products and Services in Europe on one platform. It is a bridge between both continents.

She is a professional Event Organizer. Together with her team she has been able to move one step forward from networking online to face to face networking by organising successful events for the past 10 years. (Köln, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Berlin, London and Geneva). AWE Host AWE Awards every second year to acknowledge the achievemrnt of its members in different categories.

Joy Zenz Compiled the first AWE Book a collection of 11 co-authors including herself sharing true stories. A reflection of the strength and positivity of AWE Women. Prior to raising her children, Ms Zenz has worked in administration offices in UK.

She has a diploma in Institution Management. she has worked in Pharmaceutical Companys in Basel Switzerland as an administration, communication and event co-ordinator. She is currently involved in branding Africa and Europe by joining up in different ventures with African companies and European Investors. Through African Market in Europe Website she is able to market client goods and Services.

Joy believes in African women empowerment here in Europe. Through the AWE platform African women have been able to connect and build a positive image of African Women in Europe.

Through the Awards women have reflected true icon to the future generation. She has the passion to encouraged women and Africans in the Diaspora especially in Europe to start investing in Africa. Through partnership and connecting investors in Europe and Africa to the right market and being the bridge .

She believes diaspora are the once to build Africa continent Joy believes in working together as a team and her Motto is “Together we are STRONG

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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