Chika Okeke

Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chika leads the diversity, equity, and inclusion practice at Essenta; an international talent advisory firm headquartered in London.

Before joining the business, Chika spent several years working as a trusted consultant in the legal sector for Magic and Silver Circle law firms.

Chika has supported the implementation of several diversity programmes including an innovative return-to-work programme across seven city law firms, diversity audits, training sessions, and helping clients to set their global DE&I strategy.

Chika is the Co-founder of the DE&I Council; a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing DE&I in the UK backed by research and data-driven insights. Through the DE&I Council, Chika holds monthly DE&I forms and authors reports and best practices for the DE&I industry.

Chika is a respected speaker and qualified executive coach from Henley Business School. When not in meetings, you will likely find her at the gym, or on the netball court!


Day 2
July 25, 2024
2:35 pm

Panel Series G: Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance

25 July
Time:  2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Location:  Creative Hub: Town Hall

In this session, our panelists will explore the vital intersection of leadership and governance with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles. From examining inclusive leadership practices to addressing systemic biases in governance structures, we'll delve into the challenges and opportunities for promoting DEI in leadership roles and decision-making processes. Whether you're a leader, policymaker, or advocate for social change, this discussion offers valuable insights and strategies for fostering equitable and inclusive leadership and governance practices.

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