The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, promoted Moradeun “Mora” Okeowo to director of human resources. Okeowo has more than a decade of experience in human resources and joined The Children’s Guild Alliance in 2018.
In her new role, Okeowo will supervise the human resources department’s daily workflow and identify staffing and recruitment needs for the organization. She will also develop and execute best practices for Human Resources and Total Reward System and ensure legal compliance and implementation of its mission and talent strategy.
Okeowo also serves on The Guild’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council to facilitate the development of inclusive policies within the organization and implement strategies that increase workforce diversity, such as professional development and recruitment and retention processes. “An effective DEI structure provides a constant evaluation that, as an organization, we are safeguarding fairness and impartiality for all people. It gives room for analytical and critical thinking, creating an inclusive work environment that is more adaptable and creative, and ensures a reputation that helps attract and retain top talent,” says Okeowo.
“Mora has demonstrated exceptional leadership, especially during the unprecedented challenges presented by the pandemic. She has a clear vision for implementing and strengthening our HR function. We look forward to her connecting human capital decisions with The Children’s Guild Alliance’s business strategy,” says Jenny Livelli, president, and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance.
Before joining The Children’s Guild Alliance, Okeowo was human resources manager for the NAACP national organization headquartered in Baltimore. She managed HRIS integration and implementation, labor union negotiations, benefits administration, and vendor management.
Mora has a master’s degree in human resource management from the University of Maryland University College and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Covenant University in Nigeria.