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Changing The Colour Of The Boardroom

The Fact of The Matter Is...

Top leadership positions have an inherent lack of colour, especially among Black & Brown women.


At Odihi, we envision a “New World” with an equitable representation of Black and Brown women in leadership positions across all industries. 

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Kwomais is our boardroom and leadership program for youths and young adults to learn how to be better prepared for board and leadership opportunities. Through Kwomais Boardroom initiative, we aim to address the lack of colour in boardrooms by enhancing the skill set of participants through rigorous leadership and board governance training, seminars, events, and mental health workshops. 

Sponsored by


This program is geared toward BIWOC youth/young adults 18 - 30 with aspirations to work in high-level business positions. Specifically tailored to equip participants with the tools for success, this program will take your career blueprint to the next level. Preparation now ensures you are ready to level up when an opportunity presents itself. 

Odihi partners with Industry Leaders to deliver world-class leadership training in various career fields. This boardroom and leadership program will help BIWOC youth/young adults develop valuable leadership skills, spur professional growth, and successfully make impactful connections to land leadership roles. We provide access to the people, resources, and opportunities that will help ensure your success. 

Research makes it increasingly clear that companies with Black and Brown women in key leadership positions perform better financially. WOC have proven and earned their seats at the table; now it’s time to educate, equip, and empower them to fill them! 

This program runs once every year, so click the link below to join our 2024 Cohort.

We are excited to welcome you to our next program!

What You Can Expect

Starting April 2nd to May 7th, 2024 - Every Tuesday (Hybrid), our 6-week program will cover topics such as:

  • Governance skill

  • Fundraising

  • Professional Communication

  • Ask a leader: Leadership Interactive sessions from Board leaders and Industry experts 

  • Wellness Discussion (A Q&A conversation with a psychotherapist about healthy practices as a leader and individual, including coping with stressful situations in the boardroom/workplace)

  • Graduation & Certification of complication

  • Mentorship from senior leaders supporting you throughout the program and beyond and support securing board positions

Previous Partners & Sponsors

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CIBC logo
Pick My Brain logo
MyCEO logo
C>Change logo
Black Mentorship logo
Synergy logo
Code with Her
Bloom logo
DK logo
Family Service of Greater Vancouver
Oxfam logo
Threes logo
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