Text: Jakob Weizman
As the lockdown continues to distance ourselves further apart from one another, it can cause a heavy burden on those looking for support and ways to network. Thankfully, Barbara Mensah, a London girl with Ghanian roots, has been living in Denmark for almost four years now and created a community for women to encourage and assist each other.
“Warrior Women - Denmark was created with the help of Melanie Smith in February 2020. lt has grown into what started as a 3 member group to what is now over 600 members,” said Mensah, who runs Barbara Mensah beauty studio in Copenhagen and sells her own products. “The inspiration behind creating the group was simply to create a community, a safe place for women to come together and be there for one another.”
Coming to life in February of last year, the group began to plan networking, speaking and pop-up events, however, with the pandemic coming into full effect they were forced to postpone. Hopefully, as the lockdown will end soon, Mensah affirmed that Warrior Women would continue with their initial plans.
“The inspiration behind creating the group was simply to create a community, a safe place for women to come together and be there for one another.”
“The mandate was always to help build and uplift women and to create a safe space from which resources can be shared. It leaves members with a sense of empowerment and family from which they can feel strong so they can move forward with knowledge and power,” said Canadian Melanie Smith, who runs and owns Art Escape Studios in Copenhagen.
“The group is exactly what international or local women need in Denmark! It is a group for any kind of support and networking, to grow a stronger community for helping each other. Positive vibes from many kind-hearted women” added Claire Tsang, who runs her own Zumba studio and is one of the group’s members.
To learn more about Warrior Women, check out their Facebook page: