TheSitDown Careers profiles Ezinne Kwubiri as we dissect the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion across different industries.
In 2018 we had chaos in the country when there was trashing of H&M stores amid the anger over the release of an ad where a black boy modelled a sweatshirt that read “coolest monkey in the jungle”. In November of the same year, Ezinne Kwubiri was hired to become the agent in the work place and how necessary it is to have diversity and inclusion fostered in every industry.
Guest: Ezinne Kwubiri
Ezinne is a global citizen, change agent, diversity leader, and ally. Her professional career began in the financial services industry, through she quickly set her sights to the media and entertainment industries. During her tenure 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 organisations that empower young girls and service underrepresented communities. Her worldview is one that upholds the values that mandate equality, access and opportunity for all humanity.
#TheSitDownCareers profiles The Head of Inclusion & Diversity at H&M in North America, Ezinne Kwubrir as we discuss the impact she continues to make as a change agent in the work place and how necessary it is to have diversity and inclusion fostered in every industry.