Cicely Blain works with companies that are looking to get ahead of the curve to make genuine changes toward more inclusive and accessible work environments for staff and clients. Cicely's clients span the globe and include the Mastercard Foundation, City of Vancouver, lululemon athletica, BC Teachers’ Federation, UN Habitat and many others. They were named one of Vancouver’s 50 most influential people of 2018, as awarded by Vancouver Magazine.
A co-founder of Black Lives Matter—Vancouver, Cicely was recognized as one of CBC’s 150 Black Womxn Making Change in Canada, listed in the BCBusiness 30 Under 30 issue in 2019, and was a finalist for the CGLCC Young LGBTQ Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2019. They also served as a member of the Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations.
Cicely is the CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting, a social-justice informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with over 60 clients across North America, Europe and Asia. Their work is informed by their professional and academic background at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University and their lived experience as a black, queer artist, a community builder, an intersectional feminist and a black liberation activist.
Cicely’s first book will debut in 2020 with VS Imprint and Arsenal Pulp Press.