Kilah Rolle, born in Vancouver and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and Halifax, Nova Scotia; brings diverse cultural, academic and unique career experience to the Black Business Initiative (B.B.I.) in Halifax. She recently joined BBI team as the Executive Assistant to the C.E.O. and Board of Directors.
Prior to coming to the Black Business Initiative, Kilah was employed at Canoe.ca (Quebecor Media) in Toronto, Ontario and at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax for the Continuing Education department, where she developed the division’s first social media program while also attending undergraduate classes as a mature student to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in English. Kilah also earned a Corporate Communications graduate certificate from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
While living in the Bahamas, Kilah was a public relations associate for a major resort, a journalist for The Tribune newspaper and an underwater photographer at Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas.
Kilah’s father, Michael Rolle, a serial entrepreneur and business professor at the College of the Bahamas, instilled the spirit of entrepreneurship in Kilah and her siblings at a young age. As a teenager, Kilah participated in track meets around the country and the Nova Scotian provincial records she set, still stand to date. Her father made sure to capitalize on the service opportunity the track meets offered, and set up a hot dog stand for hungry athletes, forcing Kilah and her siblings to work at the stand. As embarrassed as she was as a teenager at the time, her father’s constant and insatiable pursuit of business opportunities taught her firsthand how to seek innovative solutions.
Kilah has nearly 10 years of experience in developing communications plans and marketing campaigns, developing communications strategy, and working with media.
Kilah frequently volunteers her time to assist organizations and individuals with corporate communication projects and also actively volunteers for non-profit organizations with missions that serve marginalized groups.