Susan Asiyanbi


The Olori Network

Susan Asiyanbi-Ozenne is the CEO/Founder of The Olori Network, a practice that helps executives and emergent leaders forge the capabilities and relationships needed to accelerate growth and expand outcomes through an equity lens. The practice draws on an approach called Leading Through Relationships as well as other change techniques that integrate a Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness (DEI) and Racial Equity orientation. The Olori Network helps leaders build the capabilities and relationships they need to simultaneously navigate the now, continually imagine new realities, and move from here to there individually and as a collective.Prior to founding The Olori Network, Susan worked in the private sector leading consulting and corporate strategy through a change lens. She also served in many C-suite level roles at Teach For America including Chief Operating & Program Officer and Chief Transformation Officer. She coached executives on how to lead through change and ensure that the most strategic priorities cascaded effectively throughout the organization and within communities.Susan earned her B.A. from Williams College, an M.A. in education administration and supervision from St. Peter’s College, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.She completed the Pahara Institute Fellowship and Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) in 2013. She is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), CHIEF, the Aspen Global Network, The Economic Club of Chicago, and the Commercial Club of Chicago. She sits on the board of directors for the Chicago Children’s Museum, serves on the President’s Council for both the Museum of Science and Industry and the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Leadership Council Member for the Classy Awards, and leads as a board member for New Classrooms, ReGeneration Network of Charter Schools, and Noble Day Care. Susan resides in Chicago with her husband and daughter.