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Titilayo (tee-tee-lie-o) Ali is a writer, nonprofit executive, professor, and public policy expert with a passion for helping people reach their full potential.

For two decades, she has spent her career at the intersection of policy, research, and philanthropy leading work on early childhood, educator workforce issues, and education funding. She has advised policymakers, philanthropists, corporations, entrepreneurs, and celebrities on how to make impactful contributions so that all young people have access to an excellent education and lives filled with opportunity.

Alongside her career, she is a mentor and champion of women leaders. She developed the Own Your Expertise® women's leadership program and hosts the Own Your Expertise® podcast which profiles emerging women leaders and provides insights on publishing, speaking, and consulting to help them make meaningful contributions in their fields.

She's an appointed adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and she has co-authored two books, On the Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Changing Children's Lives (Teachers College Press) and Disrupting Disruption: The Steady Work of Transforming Schools (Oxford University Press). Her professional work has appeared extensively in the press, including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, The Hill, Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio.