Who We Are
Black Mentorship Inc (BMI) is dedicated to the empowerment of Black Professionals in Canada. BMI fosters leadership by connecting Black youths, professionals and entrepreneurs at different stages of professional growth with industry experts through a unique mentoring program. BMI exists to elevate professional advancement through mentorship, education, and skills-building, thus building a better, more equitable workforce.
What We Do?
Our mentorship program aims to bridge the gap and mentor access experienced within the Black and BIPOC professional community. BMI is dedicated to addressing these challenges by providing an inclusive mentorship program to foster the growth, empowerment, and career development of Black people. We provide education, skills building, resources, networking, and strong community support to enable our participants to achieve their definition of success, eradicating systemic barriers and thus, create diverse leaders.
Integrity + Commitment + Empowerment
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.