Ezinne (Kwubiri) Okoro is an inclusive leader, change agent, thought partner, and corporate executive. Her life’s mission is to lead with excellence, drive innovative results, champion for progressive change, and use her space to advocate for those that feel muted and unseen. As an Alumni of Howard University’s School of Business; it was here that Ezinne’s passion for corporate social advocacy, and cultural equality was ignited.
Ezinne’s diverse professional journey has offered her the opportunity to serve in various roles in auditing, compliance, change management, and diversity & inclusion. She has worked for global companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Viacom Media Networks, and H&M. Ezinne’s expertise quickly landed her on projects in major markets from the United States, to Europe, to Asia; providing her with a vast portfolio and knowledge in managing different cultures and business initiatives.
H&M’s first North America Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Ezinne has made an impact on addressing inequality in the fashion/ retail industry. She has designed strategic frameworks to drive inclusion, equity, and diversity; facilitated thought-provoking conversations about corporate culture; and has lead innovative corporate change and community activism.
She was named top 100 Transformers in Business by Business Insider, The Network Journal’s 40 under Forty, and ESSENCE Magazine’s Women to Watch in Fashion. As a sought after thought leader, she has been featured in various publications, including Forbes, Business of Fashion, CNBC, Black Enterprise, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Variety, Network of Women, and TheRoot.com.
An immigrant from Nigeria, Ezinne was once a shy big-eyed girl, trying to find her voice in the world. She acknowledges her privilege and uses her experiences and network to support organizations that empower young girls and serve underrepresented communities. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Board Member for She’s the First.
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