Point B’s Ogechukwu Ezeokoli Named a ‘CEO Action for Racial Equity’ Fellow
For Immediate Release
October 27, 2022
Seattle, WA - Firm Leader Becomes Part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ Social Justice Fellowship to Advance Racial Equity
Point B, a global consulting firm, is proud to announce that Ogechukwu Ezeokoli, Senior Consultant, has been selected as a fellow for the CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE), a fellowship from the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ (CEO Action) coalition that brings leaders together to collaborate and advance racial equity.
Representing more than 100 CEO Action signatory organizations, CEOARE fellows work together to identify, develop and promote scalable and sustainable public policies and corporate engagement strategies that will address system racism, social injustice and improve societal well-being. In its third year, CEOARE fellows will focus their efforts on four key areas of societal well-being: education, healthcare, public safety and economic empowerment.
Ezeokoli brings almost a decade of experience in the professional services, non-profit and government sectors, as well as pro-bono and Board work with non-profit organizations. She holds an MBA and an MA in International Affairs, both from American University, and is an active member of the employee-led business resource group, Black Employee Network (BEN). She believes the most impactful way to live is through a life of service and is grateful for this opportunity to serve the Black community in America and contribute to the fight to undo the effects of racism in our country.
“As a Black person in America, I don’t think racism is something you can escape regardless of where you are in your life,” says Ezeokoli. “Despite this reality, when I look at my own life, I acknowledge that I do have some privilege because of my education, my profession and my socio-economic status. So, I asked myself, what can I do with this privilege? How can I use it to help people who look like me but have less resources? The fellowship provides an opportunity for me to do meaningful work for and make a positive impact in the Black community. Also, it opens up exciting possibilities for how I can support Point B’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice and advancing human progress”
Ezeokoli recently stepped into the fellowship role as Lauren Wilkins, Managing Consultant, wrapped up her two-year tenure with the program. As Wilkins transitions back into full-time Point B work and continues exploration of operationalizing Point B’s social contracts, we thank her for the impact she has made at the policy level and at Point B.
“The experience has been nothing short of incredible and I am grateful to Point B and CEOARE for this opportunity. It is something that absolutely changed the trajectory of my career and my life,” says Wilkins. “That may sound like hyperbole, but the value of our new relationships, the genuine personal and professional support, and the brilliant leaders, both revealed and transformed, through the Fellowship are all irreplaceable. From my experience, the ability to completely focus on mission and values-driven work in a corporate environment is unique and not something that many are able to embrace. I’m thrilled that Oge is continuing this work and cannot wait to see the impact she creates for Point B, CEOARE and our communities at large.”
To learn more about Point B’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey and commitment, please visit our DEI page.
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