Omare Jimmerson, executive director of Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative, met Leadership Tulsa through LEAD North, formerly called the North Tulsa Development Council. She then participated in LT’s New Voices cohort and LT 360. Omare now serves on the advisory board of Tulsa Changemakers (the youth arm of LT) and recently finished serving on the LT board of directors.
“My involvement with the board is what I’ve enjoyed most,” Omare said. “I have a front seat to watching the organization evolve, and I’m able to act as a representative to advocate for communities and leaders who might not have had access in the past.”
Leadership Tulsa’s diversity and inclusion audit happened thanks to Omare’s steadfastness and advocacy for this needed examination. “I’ve been able to help LT evolve and watch the DEI work the organization is doing behind the scenes. It’s great to watch LT turn a corner and continually work to be more inclusive,” she said. Omare was also instrumental in the redesign of the LEAD North program.
Oftentimes, colleagues or peers ask Omare what LT program they should apply for. “If you’re looking to invest in yourself, look at the various LT programs. But if you’re working to invest in Tulsa, look hard at LT 360. I’ve lived here my entire life, and I still learned a lot about Tulsa from LT 360.”
Thank you, Omare, for your continued support and your advocacy for Tulsa and underrepresented communities!