Ezinne Okoro – Understanding the Importance of Corporate Social Advocacy, and Cultural Equality in the Workplace
Understanding the Importance of Corporate Social Advocacy, and Cultural Equality in the Workplace
At this time in history, it is clear that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a trend. The business case is proven that these strategies should be incorporated into the fabric of every facet of a company, and are a critical element of any successful and people-oriented organization.
Global Chief Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Officer
Ezinne (Kwubiri) Okoro joined Wunderman Thompson in October 2020 as the agency’s first Global Chief Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Officer responsible for creating a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for Wunderman Thompson.
Ezinne previously made an impact on addressing inequality and lack of diverse representation in the fashion/retail industry as H&M’s first Head of Inclusion & Diversity for North America. At H&M, she designed strategic frameworks to drive inclusion, equity, and diversity; facilitated thought-provoking conversations about corporate culture; and led innovative corporate change and community activism. She served as a principal advisor for various markets and the Global H&M Group leadership team.
Prior to H&M, Ezinne spent nearly 12 years with Viacom Media Networks (now ViacomCBS) in various change management roles, where she designed and led solutions for enterprise-wide implementations. During her tenure at Viacom, Ezinne served as a coach, mentor, and collaborator with C-level executives and functional leadership to achieve long-term, consistent and innovative practices.
Ezinne was named to the Top 100 Transformers in Business by Business Insider in 2020, The Network Journal’s 40 under Forty, and ESSENCE Magazine’s Women to Watch in Fashion. She is a sought-after thought leader and has been featured in various outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, Black Enterprise, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), Variety, and TheRoot.com. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and board member for She’s the First.
Ezinne has a passion for corporate social advocacy and cultural equality. An immigrant from Nigeria and a graduate of Howard University’s School of Business, Ezinne uses her experiences and network to support organizations that empower young girls and serve underrepresented communities.