As part of our Pledge for Parity in women`s month, we are sharing a short profile of 20 women working to advance and build the African image in the diaspora. Let`s celebrate them!
1) Dr Sylvie Nantcha: Poiltician, Consultant, Coordinator
Career & Life : As politician in Angela Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Party she was the first Afro-German politician to be voted as the councillor of the South Western city of Freiburg im Breisgau . Her hard work and excellence speaks for itself. She has won several awards over the years including the Helene Werber Award in 2011, given to women who are active and achievers in their communities and in politics.
Born in Cameroon Dr Nantcha came to Germany at 17 as a student. She studied German, Roman and language sciences at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg and was awarded her PhD in 2008.
She is the coordinator of The African Network in Germany (TANG), the umbrella body representing organisations for African communities in Germany. She is married to Louis Bernard Nantcha and is the mother of two girls and a boy. This woman is a powerhouse of knowledge and an extra ordinary example to many and is worth celebrating!
Best Quote: “Zukunft geht nur gemeinsam” (A good future comes when we go together)
Photo credit: Sylvie Nantcha/Facebook