Black Ladies International, Incorporated is a membership driven nonprofit organization committed to providing empowerment and unification to women and girls of color world-wide. This is accomplished by promoting our values of Love, Sisterhood, Service, and Always being a Lady throughout various programs and services for women and children.
BLI provides a platform for professional women of color to unite with other like-minded successful women of color in a environment where they feel safe, comfortable, validated and supported. Through the building of life-long friendships they are able to network, enrich, uplift, and support one another and while also making a difference in their community.
We at BLI are real life examples of Professional, Successful, and Accomplished women of color and share our success, accomplishments, knowledge, time, and skills with women and girls of color who also aspire to be Great. This is accomplished through our empowerment and unification initiatives.
Empowerment: The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.
Black Ladies International, Inc. is committed to empowering women and girls of color to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Some of our empowerment initiatives include:
Human, Social, and Civil Rights advocacy– BLI continues to partner with human, social, and civil rights organizations such as Sankofa.org, the International Rescue Committee, Polaris, Amnesty International, and so many more.
Community Outreach Programs– At BLI, we believe that we cannot have mounds of success and accolades without sharing our gifts, talents, and experiences with our community. Partnering with community organizations and emerging ourselves within our community is a important aspect of BLI that sets us apart from other membership based organizations. We not only put our money where our mouth is, but we put our feet to the pavement and our hands to help. We are thankful for our community partnerships and proud to have served our community through the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, H.O.M.E., Sweet Auburn Spring Festival, Juneteenth festival, Martin Luther King Day Festival, Christmas Adopt-A-Family program, Back to School drive and so many more.
Personal and Professional Enrichment Workshops– In every aspect of BLI, education plays an important role. We believe you never stop learning and we encourage continuous personal and professional growth through learning. BLI host several personal and professional growth workshops for the community throughout the year, as well as offer monthly personal and professional development courses to our members.
Mentorship– BLI mentoring program is the foundation of our organization. We offer both a youth and adult mentoring program for girls and women. To find out more information about our mentoring program please visit.
Unity: The state of being united.
United we stand. Divided we fall. A quote that has been used many of times, but yet it holds true. Many believe that women cannot be united. I have heard many of times. “I don’t have female friends” or “I don’t get along with other females.” At BLI, we hope to change this. By providing an environment where women can connect with other like-minded women with the same goals of making a difference in our families, our communities, and our world. We can achieve a lot as individuals, but we can accomplish so much more if work together, support, and uplift one another.
Social Events– Each month, BLI host a social event, where women can let loose, come together, network, relax, build friendships, and most of all have a great time. Some of our social events include Black Ladies Brunch, wine tasting, bowling, skating, tea parties, retreats, spa days, concerts, festivals, and so much more!
Community Outreach– Before we can empower, we must first unite. One mission. One goal. We unite with our community partners to accomplish their set goals, as well as individuals from the community to help them achieve their personal and professional goals through our mentoring programs.