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Chizi Igwe works at JP Morgan Chase, within the Corporate Responsibility department and is leading the development of a global Women of Color initiative. She was most recently at the Greater Washington Partnership, where she managed the Inclusive Growth portfolio. Prior to that, in her role as a consultant at Dalberg Advisors – a social impact consulting firm – she helped governments, NGOs, foundations and social enterprises around the world address pressing development questions. Her international development career began at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she spent time with the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) team, supporting sanitation work in China, Côte d'Ivoire, and South Africa. Her interest in development and the importance of centering those most impacted by projects and interventions is inspired by her study abroad experiences in Europe, work experience China, and lived experience as a Nigerian and child of immigrant parents.
She holds a master's degree in International Business from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus in finance and international business from the University of Cincinnati. She has daily language skills in Mandarin Chinese, elementary level French language abilities. Chizi is from Columbus, OH, but has been living in the greater Washington region for about 3 years.