Women’s History Month

This year’s Women’s History Month celebrates women who advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. HomeSight has five women on its leadership team, all working toward this goal.

Uche Okezie

A first-generation Nigerian immigrant, leads HomeSight’s Real Estate Development team. With a background in urban planning and real estate development and over twenty years of experience with non-profit real estate development, Uche is not just instrumental to the success of our development work, she is – as a woman of color in a field that is almost entirely comprised of white men – giving marginalized communities a ‘seat at the table’ in our region.

Q: How does your department advocate for DEI?

A: With programs that are focused on BIPOC populations, we are using an equity lens in the work that we do especially with community members, groups and organizations.

Q: What challenges lie ahead and how do you plan to tackle them?

A: The work continues in ensuring equitable access to opportunities to build wealth, health, and positive community connections. We tackle them eyes open and head on.

Q: What is the most inspiring part of your work?

A: Helping folks get the outcome they were working so hard to achieve.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?

A: The quote that springs to mind is: “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready.” I’m not sure who said it first but it’s in a song by Suga Free.

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