Equal Press #FeatureFriday is a space to highlight individuals or organizations doing noteworthy work in the areas of media, violence prevention, or gender equality. This week, we are featuring another expert from our database!
Meet Cicely Belle!
Cicely Belle Blain is a diversity and inclusion consultant, activist and writer; they are one of Vancouver’s fifty most influential people of 2018, as awarded by Vancouver Magazine, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter – Vancouver, one of CBC’s 150 Black Womxn Making Change in Canada and BC Business 30 Under 30 2019 and has served as a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations. Cicely Belle runs Cicely Blain Consulting – a social-justice informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with over 50 clients across North America, Europe and Asia. Their work is informed by their professional and academic background at the University of British Columbia, their lived experience as a Black, queer artist, a community builder, an intersectional feminist and a Black liberation activist. Cicely Belle is also an instructor in Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University and their first book debuts in 2020.
When we asked Cicely why they do what they do, they said:
“I am passionate about undoing and transforming oppressive systems to centre marginalized voices.”
Find out more about Cicely on our expert database!
Cicely Blain Consulting is a diversity and inclusion consulting firm that cares about you and your clients. We are committed to making your organization more inclusive, more diverse and more equal; that’s what the modern generation looks for in a business. Using an extensive background in social justice education and anti-oppression training, we use our expertise to guide your organization to success. We are passionate about creating workplaces that are free from discrimination and discomfort. We strive to build communities that work in harmony, value individuality and embrace diversity.