Founder and CEO
Avery Francis, a seasoned HR professional turned industry thought leader and entrepreneur, is the driving force behind Bloom, a Black-owned HR and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) design consultancy based in Toronto, Canada. With a profound commitment to fostering inclusive workplaces, Avery has become a prominent figure
in the field of DEI, catalyzing positive change in the corporate world. In 2018, Avery founded Bloom with a clear vision: to bridge the gap between discussions around DEI and its tangible implementation in fostering healthy workplaces.
Bloom’s mission revolves around the belief that work should be a positive experience for everyone. Avery and her team partner with leading companies worldwide to transform their work environments. Bloom takes an education-first approach, working collaboratively with organizations to achieve their DEI goals. The consultancy’s services encompass a comprehensive evaluation of outdated HR policies, the development of inclusive recruitment and hiring infrastructure, and the coaching of managers and senior leaders in sound DEI practices.