Jumoke K. Dada
Intelligent, creative, and driven are just a few words that describe Jumoke Dada. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, she 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. She later became the only African American woman to complete the Computer & Information Sciences program from the School of Science and Technology the year of her graduation.
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 a strength and that realization led her to launching Signature RED. Today she provides marketing and technology consulting services.
Dada has always been a woman of vision and action. For years, she served in church ministry and volunteered for community outreach projects. In 2007, with rising crime rates in Philadelphia, she felt 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 boys. In 2010, she created Project ALOE, a 2-month beauty drive and sendoff event to provide girls with essentials for college.
Dada has been featured in and on several media outlets including the Phila. Inquirer, Phila. City Paper, Phila. Tribune, Black Enterprise magazine, EBONY.com, MORE.com, NBC 4, CW Philly 57/CBS 3, Comcast, CNN iReport, Radio One, Clear Channel radio, and more for her professional and community work. Some of her affiliations have included Toastmasters, National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Phila. Association of Realtors, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, and the Center for Progressive Leadership. Previously, she sat on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - PA, Philadelphia Women in Film and Television, and Temple University Black Alumni Association. Today, she is a Director-At-Large for the Temple Women's Network and founder of Signature RED Cares, a nonprofit organization.