In this episode you meet Ezinne (Kwubiri) Okoro, North America, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at H&M. Ezinne is a global citizen, change agent, diversity leader, and ally. Her professional career began in the financial services industry, though she quickly set her sights to the media and entertainment industries. During her 11-year tenure at Viacom Media Networks (MTV), Ezinne served in various roles in auditing, compliance, project management, change management, diversity & inclusion and employee engagement. This thought leader is now using her talents in the fashion industry as H&M’s North America’s Head of Inclusion & Diversity. In this role, she is tasked with creating a strategic framework, facilitating, and leading the company’s mission to foster diversity, inclusion, democracy, and respect for all its employees. Ezinne’s proven track record for executing with excellence, driving innovative results, and championing for progressive change, speak for themselves. Recently named amongst 30 Black Stars by Face2Face Africa and ESSENCE Magazine’s Women to Watch; Ezinne uses her experience and network to support organizations that empower young girls and service underrepresented communities. Her world view is one that upholds the values that mandate equality, access, and opportunity for all humanity.
During our conversation some of the things we discuss:
- Impostor Syndrome
- Inviting yourself into the room
- Finding mentors
- The importance of your network and how to leverage your network.