From the series 2024 Alumni Achievement Awards

2024 Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award

TyKiah Wright-Wilson ’00, ’01

TyKiah Wright-Wilson, a seasoned leader in the nonprofit sector, boasts over 20 years of dedicated service. As the regional director for the National Diversity Council and the CEO and chief mentor for WrightChoice Mentoring, she has emerged as a driving force in championing diversity and inclusion.

With a keen understanding of the profound impact of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive environments, Wright-Wilson goes beyond conventional approaches. Her commitment extends to normalizing conversations around disability-inclusive diversity strategies within workplaces. She believes in cultivating environments where individuals of all abilities are not just hired but are truly valued as both employees and customers, ensuring optimal engagement and performance.

As the CEO of WrightChoice, Wright-Wilson has pioneered workforce and leadership development programs for more than 20 years. The organization aimed to bridge the gap for diverse young adults, including those with disabilities, connecting them to meaningful employment, internships and community engagement opportunities. Today, the organization is focused on launching meaningful career mentoring connections nationwide. WrightChoice Mentoring aims to bridge the gap in mentoring equity by catalyzing transformative mentoring relationships that empower students to connect, learn and flourish. It is committed to bolstering students’ confidence and facilitating access to their chosen career pathways.

TyKiah Wright-Wilson ’00, ’01

Wright-Wilson’s impact has garnered well-deserved recognition, including the 2016 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award. Her influence extends to national and local platforms as a commissioner for President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans and a commissioner for the Community Relations Commission. Her commitment is further evident through her role as chair of the Nominating Committee for Disability Rights Ohio and her participation on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Human Resource Association of Central Ohio.

A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., her efforts showcase a steadfast dedication to empowering the next generation and advancing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging. Wright-Wilson is married to Edward Wilson and resides in Gahanna.

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