Yorm received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. At Kellogg, she served as Prospective Student Chair of the Africa Business Club, Co-Chair of the 2014 Africa Business Conference, and Student Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network. She shared her Kellogg experiences as a Kellogg Admissions Student Blogger and was an active member of Net Impact.
Yorm has over 10 yearsof multi-industry, global corporate experience with entrepreneurial ventures in the food space. Following business school, Yorm was selected as one of ten candidates worldwide for Citi’s prestigious GEMA program. At Citi, she worked across various corporate banking divisions in New York City, Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Toronto. She also earned her Series 63 & 7 licenses while at the bank.
Prior to business school, she was a Technology & Risk Consultant at Deloitte, serving Fortune 500 companies and their subsidiaries across the United States. While at Deloitte, she became a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Yorm holds a BS in Accounting & Information Technology from Marquette University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. At Marquette, she served as Vice President of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honors society for accounting students, and became a National Team Finalist in PricewaterhouseCoopers xAct Competition. In her senior year, she was awarded the full-tuition William G. McGowan Scholarship and was selected by faculty and her peers to be the Student Speaker at commencement.
Yorm currently runs esSense 13, a platform dedicated to raising the profile of African food globally through interactive online and offline experiences. In 2018, Yorm launched and is host of ‘Item 13: An African Food Podcast’, to celebrate the stories of African food entrepreneurs around the world. Today, Item 13 is now part of Heritage Radio Network, America’s premier food radio station.
Yorm also serves as a speaker and event curator, and in 2020 was included in Dine Diaspora’s annual ‘31 Days of Black Women in Food’, an annual celebration of the contributions of dynamic black women in the food and beverage industry. She was also recently featured in Food & Wine, for her work in promoting African cuisines on a global stage.
In her free time, Yorm enjoys traveling, trying out new foods, and practicing Pilates.