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Vote - Dr. Pauline Long (Lifetime Achiever Award - )

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Dr. Pauline Long has been named the most outstanding woman of the year(2016) and Europe's most powerful woman for changing lives through BEFFTA

With four international lifetime achievement awards and 120 community awards.

She is a Kenyan born UK based entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, mentor, media mogul,

motivational/Public speaker, writer, Music video director/producer, TV and radio presenter.

Dr Pauline Long has been crowned the most celebrated female by Leadership Mind Ambassadors

organisation and named African/Caribbean Woman of the year 2014. She has also been honoured in UK

parliament as one of 100 most outstanding Africans.

The peace activist is also the ambassador of The House Of Common Nelson Mandela Book of Tribute.

She is the CEO and President of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation.

The graceful media personality is a Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for peace globally and Chief ambassador of Global Peace at Academy of Universal Global Peace - United Nations

She is a high profile member of Advisory Executive Council at Women Economic Forum(WEF)

Dr Pauline Long's positive role modelling has also earned her the highest African Recognition Honour

and Heroic Award, alongside Her Excellency The former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda.

She is the founder of two powerful women's movements: GAWW(Global Africa Women's Week) and WAW(Women Appreciating Women)

A firm believer in the power of passing on the torch and wisdom, she is the founder of "Pauline

Long Empowerment and Mentorship Club" where she pairs mentors with mentees. Dr. Pauline Long mentors hundreds of youth in the UK and virtually mentors youth in Africa, something very close to her heart.

Through her dedicated service professionally, she has been recognised as one of eleven

inspirational women in Europe listed on Black Women in Europe Power list and African Woman of the

year in UK.

She is the only person who has awarded the most African, Caribbean an Asian talent in the UK and abroad, she is founder of Europe's biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic

personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA) which celebrates and

promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked in

entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in USA, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. In it's 9th year, she has awarded over 2000 individuals and nominated over 6000 talented personalities.

Some high profile personalities honoured at BEFFTA Awards include the Jackson brothers, Quincy

Jones, veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Sir Lenny Henry, The first ever BBC Dr Who Director Waris Hussein, US producer and director Tyler Perry, Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and many more.

Dr Long is also the president and Founder of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation, a platform to support small businesses. She provides sewing machines to women in villages to learn tailoring and support their families.

A wonderful mother and wife, Dr Pauline Long's huge passion for giving back to children and the youth

has led her to found the "Mr. and Miss East Africa UK" to encourage entrepreneurship through

pageants among East Africans in the UK, while working closely with their counterpart (East African)

children's charities.

The unquenchable passion for giving back to humanity has again led Pauline, to establish a "FEED

THE STREET" children programme through The Shout Campaign solely funded by her. She has mobilised a

dedicated team of personnel embarking on regular monthly exercises to feed street children in

Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through this initiative with the main goal of eventually taking these

children off the streets.

Dr Pauline Long also serves as a Patron and Ambassador of Melqosh Mission, a charity supporting

amputees in Sierra Leone.

She is also a firm believer in uniting communities as a result she was appointed ambassador of

Africa Nations Cup UK uniting all 53 countries represented in the UK.

Her prime focus among others in running their family business "East End Studios" (one of London's

biggest independently owned film and TV studios next door to Olympics village and home to UK's and

US biggest mainstream stars like Professor Green, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Skepta, Stormzy, Wiley, Starboy Nathan, Kelis,

Azealia Banks etc.), has been to open doors especially for unsigned talented artists whom she

personally support and mentor.

She is also a fashion designer with a label Pauline Long collection with a column on Europe's

biggest African-Caribbean newspaper "The Afro News".

Her award-winning daytime global TV talk show "THE PAULINE LONG SHOW" (on SKY CHANNEL182

in UK also streaming live globally online at www.bentelevision.com) is a platform that promotes community projects, good causes and highlight on people empowerment. She has interviewed several UK, US and Africans politicians, showbiz personalities and extraordinary people.

Amazingly, with over 120 community awards for her service to the community Pauline Long continues to

support several international and UK African/Caribbean projects and charities including, Ambassador

for African International Achievers Awards, Ambassador for the SHAI FOUNDATION Christian charity

that educates orphans in Haiti, Ambassador of Betty Makoni's (Face of CNN Heroine) Global Charity

"Girl Child Network Worldwide; a charity that campaigns and supports girls who have been raped and

abused women. She serves as an executive member of board of advisor of Women of African Origin

Music Industry (WAOMM). She is the patron of Dublin African Film Festival. She is also ambassador

for African Youth Achievers Awards, ambassador for UK Kenyan Achievers Awards. She is matron for

VOICE OF HOPE WOMEN FOUNDATION. Global Ambassador for The Global Visionary Women Network. She is

also Universal Peace Federation(UPF) ambassador for peace. She is patron for Migrant Disability

Network. She is the patron for the charity AOS which advocated for abused women and children in

Malawi, Africa, patron for International Disabled Foundation Sierra Leone. 

Dr Pauline Long is also the face and ambassador for the UK National billboard campaign for PROJECT

EMBRACE - I AM ENOUGH. It is a campaign encouraging the lack youth to embrace their natural beauty

and ambassador for International Women Of Power organisation

Her recent appointment which mirrors her core belief in human love is the ambassador for I AM DIASPORA 4 IDPs. She is currently working with this charity to ensure the Internally Displaced in Nigeria and other parts of Africa are not denied their basic human rights such as education, health and food.

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