A Professional Platform with an Authentic Twist!
Here at Imana Borena, Inc we strive to provide the best JEDI & Belonging practices, principles, and current strategies for execution! We value all voices and champion authenticity.
Imana Borena, Inc (IB) offers comprehensive training to organizations looking for transformational learning related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All workshops center anti-racist, culturally competent, and developmentally relevant best practices in order to create a shared framework to advance organizational change. The goal of (IB) is to support organizations who are committed to structural shifts and cultural changes through clear objectives, policy analysis, and evaluation of data with a critical lens.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to create a transformative environment free of oppressive structures, IB has got you covered! Our services provide benchmarking that center - analyze, identify, advise, execute! Our mission is to create transformative learning spaces through healing dialogue and data analysis. Our promise is that we will coach you through the prosses and provide you with the wisdom to then continue independently.
Our expertise spans over student engagement, holistic wrap around student support services, along with curriculum and programmatic development. Through a DEI lens and continued collaboration with key stakeholders, we strive to continue in college access and success opportunities for underserved and historically ignored communities. In addition to our student engagement focus; IB offers JEDI & Belonging related training, coaching, and professional development with a focus on enhancing the experiences of marginalized groups. Our services further the implementation of JEDI & Belonging related initiatives and provide targeted strategies for structural change. We provide additional resources which include our keynote speeches, lectures, and customized healing dialogue conversations.
After 10 years in the industry, we decided to alter direction. Now, we share our passion by helping others. Our founder has spent most of their career working with non-profit organizations and higher education institutions serving low-income, first-generation, student-athlete, and system involved youth achieve post-secondary success. They have assisted students in graduating from colleges and universities all over the country. As a result of our founder's expertise, we are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and help those who serve these communities, develop the necessary tools to be effective in their approach. In addition, our founder is dedicated to professional development, executive coaching, and trainings that allow for comprehensive policy analysis and provide organizations with the leverage to address barriers within their ecosystems.
Our service includes comprehensive consultations rooted in DEI best practices to help identify gaps and opportunities to enhance the experiences of historically ignored and marginalized communities. In addition, we provide a comprehensive report that includes benchmarks for attaining success in changing culture, hiring and retention of historically ignored and marginalized communities, and equitable and just structures. Our goal is to assist you in creating timelines, a cost analysis, and a schedule that reflects organizational mission and goals.
Within the diversity, equity, and inclusion realm, mentors are key—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each of you the time and guidance you deserve. We champion authenticity and those who are looking to learn and apply! Whether you’re seeking to increase your staff of color, enhance your equity lens for policy analysis, or provide programming and initiatives to enhance the belonging experience --or if you are a student who seeks a little more information, we are here to guide you. Together we’ll create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone. And neither will you. We understand that inquiry is a step in the right direction. Reach out today!