Dr (Mrs.) Okereke Lizy studied in the United States of America where she obtained her degrees in Economics. She worked briefly with the Small Business Administration; a government agency set up by the US government to assist small businesses.

Back home in Nigeria, she worked with the then Nigeria Industrial Development Bank (NIDB) now Bank of Industry. She is a World Bank Certified Business Development Service Provider and Immediate past Deputy President and Council Member of the National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of Nigeria (NASME).

Dr (Mrs.) Okereke is happily married with children.