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Adese Okojie

Adese Okojie

Founder, Black Women in HR

Adese established BWHR in June 2019 out of her own personal experiences as a black woman navigating her career in the United Kingdom. The BWHR tribe has developed from a networking platform to a strong force through supporting its community with education, networking, and recruitment. BWHR has mentored over 100 black women in HR and empowered more than 1000 women through their monthly masterclass and knowledge sharing since January 2021.

In addition to leading the BWHR strategy, Adese is a Senior HR Business Partner at a multinationaleEngineering company, a Board of Trustee member and a strong advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Adese achieved an empowerment award nomination for her role in the career development of black women in HR from Nations of Women in 2021 and was celebrated as one of the top 50 women around the world by Powerhouse global magazine. BWHR was also successful in winning the Human Resources Consultancy of the Year - London & Southeast, (London) for 2022 by the London Prestige Awards.

Her mission is to educate organisations on the positives of taking an intersectional approach in gender, race and to create positive change for ethnic minorities in people management. Adese’s vision is to empower black professionals globally through her voice and platform to connect and win with intention.