Ezinne (Kwubiri) Okoro
Global Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer
Ezinne (Kwubiri) Okoro is a sought-after executive leader, driving organizational and process change within multiple industries. She was named one of the Top 100 Transformers in Business by Business Insider, The Network Journal's 40 under Forty and ESSENCE Magazine's Women to Watch in Fashion, and Diversity Star Maven. She is a thought leader featured and cited in various outlets, including Forbes, CNBC, NBC, Campaigner, The Drum, LBBO, Black Enterprise, Women's Wear Daily (WWD), Variety, and TheRoot.com.
Joining Wunderman Thompson in 2020 as the agency's first Global Chief Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Officer, Ezinne has led in designing the agency's global strategy. Under her leadership, she designed awareness-building activities, created a space of exploration and inclusion, revised the creative elevation process, and deployed programs to stimulate culture in a hybrid workplace.
Ezinne is no stranger to infusing her change management and inclusion expertise into global multi-dimensional companies. She previously impacted 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 based in Sweden.
Before H&M, Ezinne spent nearly 12 years with Viacom Media Networks (now ViacomCBS) in various change management roles spearheading efforts that led to solutions for enterprise-wide implementations. During her tenure at Viacom, Ezinne audited productions and uncovered ways to improve efficiency and minimize risks. She was a coach, mentor, and collaborator with C-level executives and functional leadership to achieve long-term, consistent, innovative practices. Her work has led her to projects across Europe, Singapore, Tokyo, Australia, and Argentina.
As an immigrant from Nigeria, Ezinne is a champion for social justice, corporate advocacy, community collaboration, and sustainability. She is a Board member of She's the First Inc. - serving young girls in developing countries. Ezinne uses her experiences and network to help further underrepresented groups drive sustainable inclusion in global organizations, dedicating countless hours of pro bono work on behalf of these causes.