Who We Are
Black Mentorship Inc. (BMI) strengthens leadership opportunities for ALL people by connecting Black youths, professionals and entrepreneurs at different stages of personal and professional growth with experienced mentors through a unique mentoring program.
Whether you’re a youth, a professional, an entrepreneur, or a newcomer to Canada our mentorship program has you covered. We offer you the opportunity to work with mentors who are versed in their professions and wish to contribute to making the leadership community a more inclusive and diversified terrain.
Numbers MatterWe strive to build Black leadership community and help more professionals achieve their goal.
CommunityWe work to strengthen the leadership community and create great leaders for the future which will have amplifying effect for the Black community.
Diversity & InclusivityWe are committed in ensuring our impact extends beyond the participants in our programs. We are creating momentum and igniting conversation that promotes change in leadership and in doing so, reshapes the leadership landscape.
Role ModelsThe participants in our programs will create positive footprints and serve as role models for the younger generation.
MEET OUR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Evangeline Chima is the founder of Black Mentorship Inc. BMI – an organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth and personal expansion of Black professionals.
BMI was born out of her personal experiences as a Black professional woman in Canada. Despite holding a master’s degree in Information Technology Services, diplomas in Computer Network, Project Management, and Business Analysis, as well as numerous professional certifications, she felt unheard in business.
She experienced bias, was overlooked for promotions, leading to the frustration of being unable to achieve her true potential – regardless of her work commitment or qualifications.
Importantly, she realized that she was not alone and that she was surrounded by powerful, dynamic, talented Black professionals and entrepreneurs – also facing the same career challenges.
She took action and created BMI to inspire, support, and mentor Black professionals to fulfill their potential, to build community, and to promote change.
As part of her work, Evangeline helps organizations to create exceptional atmospheres where everyone thrives.
She is also a devoted wife and mother of four boys.