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Meet the Women of OPIC: Roxanne Ryan Alozie

March is National Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions that women have made to our nation. Everyday throughout the month of March, we will feature one of OPIC's 126 women employees in our Meet the Women of OPIC series. Learn about our diverse workforce and what inspires them to work for the Agency.

Roxanne Ryan Alozie

Director, Development Outcomes

 

photo of Roxanne Ryan Alozie, Director of Development Outcomes, OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Women of OPIC, women, developing countries, emerging markets, public diplomacy, national security​​​​​​​Tell us a little about yourself:

Prior to joining OPIC, I spent several years working in consulting, research, and financial services. As the Global Strategic Director for the Market Insights practices within CEB, I led strategic research that helped companies like Adobe, American Express, and Microsoft improve the effectiveness of their strategy and insight departments. While at AT Kearney, I worked on a variety of projects - developing an execution strategy for one retailer’s launch into China, working on private sector led educational solutions for the Chicago Mayor’s Office, and supporting business development efforts in Asia.​​​​​​​

What do you like best about working at OPIC?

Learning about OPIC’s development impact on the ground. I first learned about OPIC while at AIG, while developing a political terrorism insurance product in response to September 11th. I have always held a personal commitment to global economic equality and each time I visit a project- I see the amazing way the talented individuals at this organization execute projects that support job creation, regulatory reform and technological transfer- lynchpins of global economic progress.

Is there a woman who has inspired you and how do you inspire other women?

Enid Winn, Leilani Brown, Catherine O’Farrell and so many others, at the early stages of my career I had the opportunity to work for a number of amazing women. They were confident, fearless, compassionate, and dynamic. They were amazing leaders – often trailblazers in their field. Not only were they great at what they did, they were great mentors who gave their time, energy, and expertise to mentor the next generation of female leaders. Their example remains a model that I carry with me to this day.

To pay it forward, last year I started a Women in Leadership support group.

Will you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I am the mother of 2.5 year old dynamo, whose laugh lights up a room.

 

 

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