Nneka Abulokwe

As the first and only black senior executive in Sopra Steria, a leading European digital transformation firm, Nneka used her platform to inspire and motivate ethnic minority people across the organisation and farther afield. She maintained an open-door policy for all, happy to share her own experiences with dynamic young people from all ethnic backgrounds. She has represented Sopra Steria at parliamentary roundtables on women in tech and diversity. She was also the UK Executive Sponsor for diversity and leadership initiatives. Presenting at all staff strategy UK Roadshows in support of inclusion and diversity in the workplace, she mentored a diverse mix of ethnic minority employees. Externally, Nneka serves on several boards including being the first black female Chair of the Board Nominations Committee for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), responsible for guiding the successful 2018/19 nominations and recruitment of a diverse board and board apprentice programme. Currently, as Founder of MicroMax Consulting, Nneka is a regular motivational speaker, often addressing groups of ethnic minority young people to encourage them to reach their full potential. She also takes on external mentoring relationships with young people entering the workforce.

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