National Program Breaks Down Barriers For Black Entrepreneurs To Kick-Start Their Own Businesses

According to the Toronto Star, when Mona-Lisa Prosper saw the job posting for director of the Black Entrepreneurship Startup Program in March 2021 she decided to “take a jump.”

Prosper, a lawyer, co-founded her own law firm in Montreal in 2015, aimed at helping small business owners navigate the legal landscape. Her career shifted more into the business world, working as a project director at MTL International, an economic promotion agency.

But she was always involved in community organizations that centred around women’s empowerment, and diversity and inclusion efforts. She wanted to further those pursuits, which is why being director of BESP seemed like a good fit.

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