You want to bridge the gap between your skills and the world's needs, but you don't know where to start.
You desire to channel your brokenness about the state of the world into meaningful action and service.
You're ready to activate the wisdom and professional experience you've gained over the years into service and civic engagement.
You worry about burnout or getting stretched too thin, and you want to approach leadership and service with mindfulness of your energy and capacity.
You want to have this conversation in a community of like-minded people wrestling with these same questions.
To Own Your Expertise®means...
You stand at the crossroads of life with a wealth of experiences and knowledge that's uniquely yours. It's a recognition of the journey you've traveled, the challenges you've overcome, and the wisdom you've acquired. You're here at this time, in this world, in your city, on your street for a reason.
It's a profound acknowledgment of your capabilities and a commitment to utilize them with unwavering confidence.
Owning your expertise is about stepping into the role you were meant to play, taking responsibility for the impact you can create. It's a pledge to contribute to the betterment of your community and the world at large.
Uncover the unique strengths and experiences that have brought you to this point in life, empowering you to recognize your potential for change - bring your journal!
Guide you through practical strategies for active civic engagement, from serving on boards to making informed philanthropic decisions, identifying key decision-makers, and effectively using community data.
Foster a deep sense of personal responsibility, reminding you that you are here for a reason, and identify your next best step to make a meaningful contribution through your expertise and actions.
Titilayo Tinubu Ali
For over two decades, Titilayo (pronounced tee-tee-lie-o) Tinubu Ali has played several roles in removing barriers to educational and economic opportunity: communicator, researcher, educator, advisor, attorney, and advocate.
She is currently a partner at Bellwether, a national nonprofit consulting firm that helps foundations and education organizations channel their passions for education into strategic impact. She previously served as senior advisor and senior director of research and policy at the Southern Education Foundation advancing educational opportunity for students across sixteen southern states.
Titilayo is co-author of two books, Disrupting Disruption: The Steady Work of Transforming Schools (Oxford University Press) and On the Road to High-Quality Early Learning: Changing Children’s Lives (Teachers College Press). Her work has received coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Public Radio, and more.
She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where she teaches educational equity, law, and public policy, and she is creator of the Own Your Expertise® women's leadership program.
Titilayo earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College, a master’s degree in education policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a proud Atlanta native, wife, and mom of 7-year-old twin boys.
Is this class live? Yes, this free class will be taught live on Zoom, and you can interact with Titilayo and your fellow participants.
When is the class? Sunday, October 29th at 3 pm ET.
How do I access the class? Once you sign up, you'll receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the live class.
Will there be a recording if I can't make it live? Yes, registered participants will get access to the recording.
I haven't received the registration email. What should I do? Check your Spam or Promotions tab, and if it's not there, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I ask questions during the class? Absolutely! We encourage questions and discussions to enhance your learning experience.
How long is the class? The session will run for about 75-90 minutes.