GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
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Chisom UdezeChisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, DEI Strategist

Chisom is an Economist, Organizational Design and DEI Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 13 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is a data enthusiast and analytical. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify, Chisom works with companies, governments and civil society to facilitate measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In 2020, mid-pandemic, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women. HerSpace is launching a Women in Tech incubator in August 2022, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders.

Chisom is a thought-leader in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She is an entrepreneur at heart and committed to life-long learning. She enjoys playing tennis, reading, binge-watching TV shows and cooking.

Takes part in

May, 19 12:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Startup Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Competition: Financial Inclusion

Join to hear the Startup Pitch Competition finalists for the Financial Inclusion category

Patrice Perkins Founder of Word Architect, Director at Startup Grind Capital Region NY, Analyst at In Focus Brands
Chisom Udeze Founder of Diversify, DEI Strategist
Ben Stokes Founding Partner of Chasing Rainbows
Deepa Nagarajan Author, Founder of OKR League
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
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