Meet Ezinne Okoro, Global Chief Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Officer, Wunderman Thompson
Ezinne Okoro believes it takes honesty, collaboration, and a fearless mindset to cause real-world change. Learn more about her and her inspiring work in our newest feature.
For those who don’t know you, tell us a little about your background.
I am a global citizen, change agent, diversity leader, innovator, and ally. My life’s mission is to lead with excellence, drive innovative results, champion for progressive change, and use my space to advocate for those that feel muted and unseen. I currently serve as the Global Chief Diversity Officer Wunderman Thompson. My professional background is a diverse combination of different disciplines including, auditing, compliance, project management, change management, diversity & inclusion and employee engagement. These global experiences have offered me opportunities that transform businesses and communities.
What are you most looking forward to about reviewing Anthem Awards entries?
I want to be inspired and moved. I’m looking forward to seeing bold, creative work at its best and how people use their natural talents for advocacy work and awareness building.
What does it take for a project or campaign to cause real-world change?
At the baseline it takes honesty, collaboration, welcoming diverse perspectives/ voices, and a fearless mindset.
How does your work at Wunderman Thompson support your mission?
My life’s mission is to advocate for those that feel unseen and unheard. To utilize my space and voice to uplift, challenge, and push for equity. My work at WT is just that. I am positioned to evaluate how our policies and procedures impact the employee life cycle of our employees (and prospective employees), specifically underrepresented groups. We design solutions and ways of working that foster an equal and equitable workforce.
Bonus: What’s your favorite purpose-driven project or mission-driven campaign right now, and why?
I’ve been really inspired by many campaigns lately! It’s amazing to see the bold, non-stereotypical projects that are being created by both big and grassroots organizations. Some of them that come to mind, include: She’s the First – Girls Get Loud & Girls Bill of Rights; Procter & Gamble – Widen the Screen; and Wunderman Thompson – Accessible deodorant campaign. These are campaigns are amplifying the voices for those that are often not represented (or stereotyped) in large advertisements. They bring awareness and cause real world change