Overcoming Barriers: Dr Okoro (World Bank Senior VP & General Counsel)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM @ Venue TBC

Dr. Okoro is returning to host the Cabinet Office Race Equality Network opening ceremony for Black History Month.

Black History Month is the institutional recognition and propagation of the contributions of peoples of African descent to the value systems and way of life of British society.

Last year in Britain, we celebrated 30 years of Black History month in Britain, this year we recognise 50 Year of the Race Relation Act 1968 and acknowledge the progression and stagnation of the act. The second signature worthy of special mention is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush in 1948 bringing 492 passengers from the Caribbean.

To commemorate the beginning to Black History Month 2018, we have invited Dr. Okoro, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group. Dr. Okoro will discuss her experience of how she overcome systemic barriers to progression and rose to an iconic position within the World Bank.

In July 2016, Dr. Okoro was named as one of the 100 Women to watch by the Female FTSE Board 2016, and in November 2016, she received a lifetime achievement award from the UK’s Black Solicitors’ Network.

This is a FREE event, register your interest at eventbrite.