Jumoke K. Dada
Techologist, Strategist, and Philanthropist in the United States
Intelligent, creative, and driven are just a few words that describe Jumoke K. Dada. As a Nigerian-American 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 moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University. At graduation, she was the only African American woman to complete the Computer & Information Sciences program from the School of Science & Technology. She also received her real estate certification from the university.
Prior to graduation, Dada accepted a position as a technology specialist with (formerly) Towers Perrin. After 2 years, she became the lead application developer for a call tracking system used by technologists globally before leaving the company in December 2005. While working in the corporate sector, Dada also held positions as a senior business and systems analyst, and project manager. Outside of work, she discovered that ideation, marketing, and planning were strengths and that realization led to the creation of Signature RED LLC.
Today she provides technology and strategy consulting services. As a contractor, she manages tech projects and processes for clients. Additionally, she utilizes her strengths and interests for professional development to support ambitious women. Through resources like Techies Who Brunch and the Tech Women Network, she encourages women to learn and network to accomplish their professional goals.
Dada has always been a woman of vision and action. For years, she served in church ministries and volunteered for community projects. In 2010, she created Project ALOE, a 2-month beauty drive and send-off event to provide care packages and advice to girls for their freshmen year of college. Project ALOE, operated by Signature RED Cares, continues to serve as her annual summer give back initiative.
Dada has been featured for her professional and community work in and on several media outlets including the Philadelphia Inquirer, City Paper and Tribune, Black Enterprise, EBONY, MORE, Technical.ly, CW Philly 57/CBS 3, CNN iReport, Radio One, Clear Channel radio, and more. She currently serves a Director-At-Large for the Temple Women's Network and founder of Signature RED Cares.
During her spare time she enjoys dancing, traveling, and writing. Presntly, she contributes diversity in tech articles to FORBES.