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uAspire Board Member Simone Okafor is the founder and CEO of Melanated Futures Group (MFG), a culture and change management design firm that works with organizations to create and implement strategies to create a liberated future for all.

She is an equity and belonging strategist and foresight practitioner with experience spanning across private, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

"Being a first-gen graduate signifies progress for me and my family.".

Prior to founding MFG, Simone led the execution of DEIB initiatives at Omidyar Network and managed the organization’s growing belonging and racial justice portfolio. Simone is passionate about helping organizations create scalable practices that foster open, reflective, and inclusive cultures.

Simone earned her MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut.