Toweya Brown-Ochs

Toweya Brown-Ochs

Director of diversity and inclusion, HealthPartners

Description

Toweya Brown-Ochs works with her team on DEI strategy for HealthPartners’ employees, patients, and members. Brown-Ochs launched Black and African American, LGBTQ+, and Leaders of Color employee resource groups, which connect colleagues so they can work on issues specific to their communities. She implemented an inclusive leader cohort, which focuses on creating an inclusive team and workforce; it was so well-received that there’s a 2023 waiting list for additional sessions. Brown-Ochs is chair of Dress for Success, which helps underserved women develop life skills to find sustainable employment.