Jumoke Dada is best described as a technologist and social entrepreneur whose sweet spot lies at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, goodwill, and girl power!
Dada holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences and real estate certification from Temple University. She is also a certified Scrum Master. Her technical experience includes corporate work as an application developer, business/ systems analyst, quality assurance tester and technical project manager. As the principal of Signature RED, she provides technology and strategy consulting services to companies and creates tools and resources for women interested in careers in technology. In 2017, she created the Tech Women Network - an online platform and community for women with technical skills.
Dada is also a public speaker with a growing passion to empower women and girls especially those with interests in STEM fields or social good. Over the years she has hosted several educational events and workshops including Building iOS Mobile Apps, Rails Girls, Techies Who Brunch, and HUE Tech Summit. In the summer, she gives back through her nonprofit Signature Red Cares whose main program, Project ALOE, provides care packages and advice to college-bound girls.
Dada has been recognized in several media outlets including the MIC, MORE, Philadelphia Inquirer, Black Enterprise, EBONY, MORE, CBS 3, Radio One, Clear Channel radio, and more for her innovative ideas, leadership skills, and community involvement. Additionally, she is a contributing writer for ForbesWomen where she covers diversity in tech.
What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?
This year it’s all about celebrating Black culture, and getting recognition for all of the contributions Black people have given to this country. It’s also a time to pay respect for those that have come before me, and focus on what are we doing now to move forward. This year, I am also hosting our second tech summit in Philadelphia on May 3rd, and our mantra is, No More Hidden Figures.
Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Create This Year?
I’m finding inspiration from Africa. As a Nigerian American, I continue to be inspired by the people that I meet in Africa that have few resources, but with ingenuity and hustle can create so much innovation. I think about this a lot. I reflect on how I have access to so much as a Nigerian American, and it reminds me there are no boundaries or barriers too large that I cannot overcome. I’m also looking forward to an event in Nigeria focused on Africa and women in tech. I will be one of the speakers, and I’m excited to go back home and help inspire other women in the technology industry.
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