We are a registered not-for-profit in Canada governed by a Board of Directors. 

Our Mission

Future Black Female Helps black girls rise up!

Future Black Female empowers Black female youth through programs and projects that increase their active participation in academic, economic, civic, and social opportunities. We provide the necessary resources for Black female youth aged 16-22 to rise up as leaders, change makers, problem solvers, inventors, and peacemakers. We amplify the voices of Black female youth as a vital part of the wider world.

Our Values

Future Black Female supports the efforts of International Women's Day to empower and celebrate women all over the world. We adhere to the ten values that guide International Women's Day:

  • Justice

  • Dignity

  • Hope

  • Equality

  • Collaboration

  • Tenacity

  • Appreciation

  • Respect

  • Empathy

  • Forgiveness

We invite you to find out how you can be a part of the movement in your local area. Visit: www.internationalwomensday.com

Our Founder

Dr. Tapo Chimbganda 

I aim to always exceed expectations in every encounter.  I aim to serve.

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to Canada as a young adult. It took me a long time to find my way and figure things out. In the middle of trying to do that, I was also learning the harsh realities of racism, sexism and misogyny. I have been in work environments where I worked like a mule and received none of the recognition or compensation due to me. I discovered that for Black women, even our female counterparts will discriminate against us and we will have to work much harder with less support and encouragement to achieve our goals. But its no coincidence that Black women are kicking ass all over the world. We are hard working and strong but that doesn't mean we don't need support. So, I am here to support the women of the future so that they don't have to go through some of the difficulties I faced. I can't support absolutely everyone, but I can absolutely support those who come across my path. 

Don't get me wrong, I have had a great time living in different parts of the world - Zimbabwe, Ireland, England, USA, Canada - and I have enjoyed traveling as a scholar, presenting at conferences - Australia, Finland, Scotland, USA, Canada. I still have much to accomplish and appreciate the support of my network, my friends, and my family. In the meantime, even if I do say so myself, here's a bit of my impressive resume (C.V.):

 

  • 15+ years of international experience in mental health education, policy, and practice.

  • Experience establishing communities of practice and knowledge transfer and exchange platforms in multidisciplinary healthcare contexts.

  • Skilled in designing, facilitating, and evaluating training programs. 

  • Proven skills in qualitative research design and dissemination.

  • Expert in leading team projects with advanced competency in complex problem solving and decision making.

  • Effective in facilitating change and creating innovative solutions for conflict resolution.

  • Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve strategic goals within a large, diverse organization.

  • Social justice advocate.

Tapo is a qualified psychotherapist previously registered in Ontario. 

Tapo is currently licensed as a psychoanalyst in the US.

Tapo is a registered member of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR).

Tapo is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

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