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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

May 28, 2020

 

 

Jumoke Dada is a technologist, strategist, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and public speaker with a passion for empowering women and girls who are interested in technology/STEM and social good. She is the Principal of Signature Red where she provides businesses with strategic consulting and resources to elevate women in the technology sector. She is also the creator of the online platform, Tech Women Network, and the founder of the non-profit organization Signature Red Cares. Jumoke writes for ForbesWomen on topics surrounding diversity in the technology industry. Her valuable insights have been highlighted in publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Black Enterprise, and EBONY Magazine.

 

Today, Jumoke joins me to discuss her career journey and her decision to start her own company. She shares the eye-opening experiences that led her to a focus on empowering women in tech, and some of the challenges women in the tech industry face. She discusses the marketplace gaps that currently exist for women in the technology industry and what inspired her to create the Tech Women Network. Jumoke also highlights the events and communities she leads and offers wisdom to women who may feel stuck in their careers.

 

 

 

“You want to become what you can see.” - Jumoke Dada

 

 

 

Today on When She Founded:

 

  • The pivotal moment in Jumoke’s career journey that led her to start her own company
  • The entrepreneurial influencers she had in her life when she started her business
  • The initial vision for Jumoke’s firm Signature RED, how she decided on the name for her brand, and how the company’s focus shifted over time
  • What inspired Jumoke to create the Tech Women Network and her goals with the network
  • How Jumoke grew the Tech Women Network and encouraged women to leverage the platform
  • The biggest challenges currently faced by women of color in the technology space
  • Who the HUE Tech Summit is for and how she hopes it will empower women of color and promote diversity in tech
  • Marketplace gaps that exist for women in tech and the areas of the tech industry that women tend to move towards
  • Who can join the Tech Women Network, the steps women can take to apply, and the type of women Jumoke aims to reach

 

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