Blue Level’s Story
The Story of
Following the #metoo movement, Blue Level was founded by Karine Bah Tahé in 2018, because she felt there was a deep need for improved training. Growing up facing racism, colorism, ageism, sexism, etc., Karine was always passionate about fairness and making the world a better place.
Looking at the data, Karine saw that far too many people were harmed by sexual harassment, and this often stemmed from a lack of impactful education. She knew she had to do something that would prevent, interrupt, and mitigate harassment, sexism, racism, and other ‘isms affecting human rights.
The research on DEI and harassment-prevention training showed numerous missing parts to ensure good retention and the application of critical concepts. She, therefore, built a training company that would allow everyone to easily understand the nuances of non-inclusive behaviors so they could positively impact their workplace.
The name Blue Level came from Karine’s passion for scuba diving. At age 18, after a difficult childhood, Karine used her savings to travel to Australia and scuba-dived for the first time.
“I realized there was another world that I was unaware of, with so much to learn from. We think we know everything, but there is so much we don't know. Of course, I knew of the ocean, but I had to dive in and experience it to truly understand the immensity of it and how interdependent we are with the natural world. Through our training, I want to bring people to places they’ve never experienced and see things they’ve never realized existed. I want them to realize how biased actions impact their peers and communities and support structural discrimination. By experiencing other realities through the training, we can understand how we can be part of the solution. I want to immerse people in the ocean of DEI knowledge they were deprived of in the Blue Level.”
—Karine Bah Tahé
Meet Our Founder
Karine Bah Tahé is the founder and CEO of Blue Level. She has spent the past 10 years working in training, international recruitment, C-suite diversity, equity, and inclusion development, and international business journalism.
Her areas of expertise include diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, inclusive communications, microaggressions, and sexual harassment prevention. She has worked with international leaders, the diplomatic community, academic innovators, and senior business executives from a range of industries in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, India, and Australia.
Karine holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and Certificates from Cornell University in Strategic Human Resources Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion. She has earned an Executive Program Certificate in Human Resources from Stanford University as well.
Blue Level has one goal
to make the world
a better place
Our vision is to impart knowledge for a better tomorrow. The only criterion for our success is the level of impact we have on organizations and people’s lives.
We enable your people to thrive at work, at home, and in their communities.
Our approach to DEI education and training is comprehensive, current, and uplifting.
We bring superior, customized DEI training programs to your organization quickly, positioning us as problem-solving partners.
We are proud to be a Black woman-owned and led enterprise.
The Blue Level
We meet you where you are.
Our trainings are customizable and scalable for all industries and audiences, no matter where they are in their DEI / Anti-racism learning journey.
We educate without shaming or victimizing.
We use a solution-based, positive approach and educate about sensitive topics without blaming, shaming, or victimizing.
Our research-backed education is designed to impact.
Our impactful education material is based on extensive research and is developed by BIPOC and Non-BIPOC DEI experts.
We give you the tools that enable you to move the needle.
We offer direct, practical, and current advice on actions to move the needle—leaving all participants with long-term tools and knowledge to develop long-lasting allyship habits.