Chiderah Okoye Venly Institute Executive Director
Chiderah joined Venly in 2013 after serving in account management roles for Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest industrial automation company. Her experience with advanced factory automation systems drives Venly’s process for developing cost-effective, flexible, and scalable upskilling tools. As a prerequisite, Chiderah ensures that these tools meet the evolving needs of millions of local businesses and fit within their severe constraints on time and budget. Chiderah has a passion for local business rooted in her own family’s local carpet business. She joined Venly to use social media for grassroots social change by offering local businesses systems and support that until now were only available to multinationals. Chiderah is the President of the National Society of Black Engineers Boston Chapter and hosted 11,000 members at their national conference in Boston. She holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.