Tell us about yourself:
Nekpen Osuan is a Manager of Strategy & Analytics at Deloitte Consulting and an Adjunct at Columbia University. Nekpen's background in analytics combined with her public sector experience in education and political organizing led her to create the non-profit @WomenWerk. Nekpen serves as CEO & Co-Founder of @WomenWerk which reaches 5,500 women and girls annually in New York City.
A Contributor for Women at Forbes.com, she was recently named a NYC Five Borough Future Fellow by The Arena, a BlogHer 2018 Voice of the Year, the 2017 Baylor University Young Alumna of the Year, a 2018 92Y Woman in Power Fellow, a 2018 Walkers Legacy Women in Leadership Honoree, and a 2017 Council of Urban Professionals Fellow.
Nekpen serves on the DNC’s Young Professionals Committee and Women's Leadership Forum, and is a volunteer on professional boards for Vote Run Lead, The Council of Urban Professionals, The New Leaders Council, and the famed Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Of all the Young Patrons groups across the city, why did you choose the Apollo Young Patrons?
I chose AYP because of the rich culture at the Apollo and our diverse AYP network. As a management consultant for a Big 4 firm, I travel often for work and love being recharged by the meaningful and fun events hosted by AYP. The AYP community has been a great way to network with diverse professionals also looking to give back.
What is your Superpower?
My superpower is my ability to bring bold ideas to life through collaboration. I enjoy connecting people in my network to build mutual synergy and make ideas a reality.
Where is the most interesting place you've traveled? Why?
The most interesting place I’ve traveled to is Johannesburg, South Africa because of its diversity, not unlike NYC. Jo’burg has a rich history shaped by African and European contexts with a notable Indian population and influence. There I met the very rich to the very poor and many transplants from across the world looking to make the most of their lives.
What is your business affiliation?
I’m a Manger in our Deloitte Financial Technology Strategy group and the Principal of my recently launched venture where I provide business coaching to Founders and small business owners. Connect with me on LinkedIn for details: www.linkedin.com/in/nosuan