In this episode, Chinwe’s story and leadership insights will help shift the narrative of where you are in your story and the adversity you’ve been through.
Chinwe Esimai is an award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, writer, and speaker who helps women leaders discover and embrace their genius and live lives of impact and fulfillment. She is author of the upcoming book, Brilliance Beyond Borders: Five Traits of Remarkable Immigrant Women Leaders.
She is Managing Director and Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup, Inc. She is the first person to hold this title in the bank’s history. She spent a combined five years at Goldman Sachs in various regulatory risk management roles. She served as a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She began her career as a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP.
She has received numerous awards: Leading Ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women; Tropics Magazine’s Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa; Nigerian Lawyers Association Trailblazer of the Year; Face-to-Face Africa Corporate Leadership Award, and Ozy Magazine’s list of “Angelic Troublemakers,” creative thinkers helping to reset America and the world. She is an Executive Council member of the Ellevate Network.
Her leadership insights have been featured on her blog and in leading publications around the world, including Forbes, Thrive Global, Black Enterprise, Medium, Real Business UK and Knowledge@Wharton. She has delivered keynotes to prestigious audiences around the world and has spoken three times at the United Nations.
She obtained a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the City College of NY, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
In each episode, Staci sits down with notable business leaders, influencers, and entrepreneurs to discuss how they have turned adversity into epic comeback stories that enabled them to build a life and business they love.