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Podcast Ep. 5 — Jenny Okonkwo: Mentoring black female accounting professionals

11 May 2019

Jenny Okonkwo is an internationally trained accountant who holds an MBA from Open University Business School. She’s a member of CPA Ontario and is a Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (the acronym stands for Financial Planning and Analysis).

She’s also the founder of the Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN), a platform for building connections, economic empowerment, creating opportunities for professional and leadership development. BFAN selected to receive an Active Partner Award from JVS Toronto.

A Mississauga resident originally from the UK, with Nigerian family roots, this accomplished Canadian immigrant was recently nominated as a Top 75 Finalist for the Royal Bank of Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

Check out the podcast to learn more about her journey. She shares the learning points from her own personal experiences as an immigrant to promote and advance employability, equity, diversity and inclusion across Canada.

Okonkwo is currently working in the non-profit sector, applying her relationship-building, communication and leadership skills used to grow the network.

You can help her get into the top 25 by voting for her here by the May 16, 2019 deadline.

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