Migrants' Leadership Institute


Who We Are

Migrants Leadership Institute (MLI) is an independent organisation that creates programmes, opportunities, and experiences that help highly qualified and skilled migrants to access leadership and board level positions and effectively participate in decision-making in organisational, political, economic, and public life. We are a private (not a charity) international organisation which brings together migrant professionals, executives and decision-makers from various industries who appreciate the contributions of migrants from the global south to the global north.

Our Aim

To help highly qualified and skilled migrants to learn how to self-include into leadership and navigate challenges and systemic barriers without waiting for someone to invite them to sit at the table.

Our Services

Here is what we can offer you:

Continous Professional Development

Considering Apply for a PhD?

Would you like to dig deeper into your subject area and shape the future of your field? Maybe we can help you decide. We can discuss and help you with the best options, requirements, the secrets to being accepted and so much more.

Make an Equiry

Are you Struggling with Fear?

Enrol on this course 'Overcoming Fear and Developing a Career Progression Road Map'. It will help you to overcome and deal with any any personal blockages and worries on your way to the career you desire.

Coming Soon

Are you an effective leader?

Enrol on this 'Inclusion in Leadership: Effective use of theories, and competencies'. It will equip you with unapologetic tools and skills to face leadership and the complexities of leading in a diverse workplace. 

Coming Soon

Career Progression

Do you need a MENTOR?

We could match you to mentor who can help you on your journey to leadership. Someone who to share what they know with you and serve as a bouncing board when you are struggling.

Ask us about Mentoring

Do you need a COACH?

Access leadership development and inclusion coaching. Look after your well-being on your journey to the top. Coaching will help you. We run group and one-to-one sessions

Book a coaching strategy call

Do you need a SPONSOR?

Do you feel like an outsider in your organisation? Do you need to learn the ropes from the people in the positions you want to occupy? May be we can you help you find the right sponsor.

Ask us about finding a Sponsor

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Invitation to Participate in Research

Hello, my name is Amina Chitembo. I am the principal and founder of MLI. I am also currently undertaking a PhD research in Inclusion in Leadership. I am currently seeking UK based women from the Asian and African communities who arrived in the UK as adults and work in a public sector organisation whether employed directly or through an agency or intermediary organisation. Can you help? Please complete the short pre-interview questionnaire, and I will contact you.

Research project title: A Critical Exploration of Self-Inclusion in Public Sector Organisations Leadership: Drivers and Barriers Affecting Highly Skilled and Highly Qualified Migrant Women Seeking Senior Management Positions. The research focuses on understanding the barriers from the migrant woman’s point of view thus giving the participants a voice into academic research and changing the narrative.

Click here to complete the pre-interview questionnaire Contact Amina regarding participation in the research? 

Our Leadership Team

Amina Chitembo

Principal and Founder

PhD Researcher | Leadership Development and Inclusion Coach | Educator | Author

Savi Jayaweera


Mental Wellbeing Mentor  and Practitioner | Integrative Psychotherapist  Psychologist

Pamela Mahaka

Advisor and Co-Founder 

Career Self-Management Mentor | Specialist Occupational Therapist


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