Jumoke K. Dada

Intelligent, creative and driven are just a few words that describe Jumoke K. Dada. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Dada overcame the odds as a youth by developing her creative mind through the arts while excelling academically. At the age of 16, she began her college career at Temple University. In the spring of 1999, she was the only African American woman to complete the Computer Information Sciences program and graduate with a B.S. from the School of Science and Technology.

Prior to graduating, Dada accepted a position as an application developer with Towers Perrin. After 2 years in her position, she became the lead developer for a tracking system used by technicians globally before leaving the company in December 2005. While working in the corporate sector, Dada also held positions as a senior systems analyst and business systems analyst. In 2006, Dada began developing her marketing, sales, and negotiation skills part-time as a licensed Pennsylvania Realtor. In time she discovered that marketing was another strength. In 2009, she launched Signature RED, a marketing and communications company that provides creative and innovative solutions for niche markets.

Dada has always been a woman of action. For years she served in church ministry and volunteered for community outreach projects. In 2007, with rising crime rates in Philadelphia, she saw a need to help young men and developed a one year social service marketing campaign, The M.A.N. Campaign, to recruit more male mentors for young African American males. In 2010, along with a dynamic team, she began executing an annual summer beauty drive, Project A.L.O.E, to collect cosmetics, hair supplies, and toiletries for college-bound girls.

Dada has been featured in and on several media outlets including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Tribune, Black Enterprise, NBC 4, CW Philly 57, CBS 3, Comcast, Clear Channel and Radio One stations for her professional and community work. Some of her affiliations have included Toastmasters, National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, and Center for Progressive Leadership. Today she sits on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - PA, Philadelphia Women in Film and TV, and Temple University Black Alumni Association. Self-described as "Legally AMBITIOUS," Dada is definitely a woman to watch.