Fact Sheet


Black Professionals Month (BPM) which was launched in 2021 and is held annually in October is an unprecedented 31 days of virtual and in-person events,  recognitions, and programs to showcase Black professional excellence.  BPM is a groundbreaking, global initiative amplifying the accomplishments of Black professionals, enabling meaningful connections, and activating productive collaborations to expand its trusted global community.


Despite gains in education and employment opportunities since the civil rights era, Black professionals lag behind their white counterparts in proportionate leadership roles, comparable income, and wealth generation. BPM is a proactive and strategic initiative to ignite the change Black professionals need to see.


Black professionals have gained a proportionate presence in leadership roles worldwide and are widely acknowledged and celebrated for their accomplishments and contributions. In addition to an increased presence in leadership roles, millions of black professionals have built strong collaborations, a thriving and trusted community, and expanded wealth accumulation.


Celebrate and support Black professionals worldwide to collaborate and build a trusted community that fosters increased leadership presence and generates greater wealth accumulation.


Beginning in 2021, Black Professionals Month is held annually in October.


Black Professionals Month is the vision of Jerome Hutchinson, Jr., Chief Servant Officer of the ICABA World Network. He has built ICABA into a trusted global ecosystem assisting Black professionals and entrepreneurs to succeed, lead, and prosper.  BPM is ICABA’s most ambitious initiative to date. ICABA’s network of over 13,000 Black professionals and entrepreneurs and its online platform provides the capacity to produce BPM’s events and programs and its online ecosystem enables community building on a global scale.


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  • Professional Recognition
  • High-value Connections
  • Inclusive Collaborations
  • Career Advancement
  • Inspiring Keynotes
  • Empowering Workshops
  • Leadership Development
  • Wealth Creation
  • Global Community Building


  • Acquire New Customers and Clients
  • Grow Revenue and Market Share
  • Expand Talent Pipeline
  • Pursue Diversity, Equity, and inclusion objectives
  • Bolster Professional Development of Staff
  • Increase Brand Awareness and Affinity 
  • Access High-Value Data 


Jerome Hutchinson, Jr. 
Founder & Chief Servant Officer 
ICABA World Network 

1999 NW 136th Ave.,
Suite 257
Sunrise, FL 33323