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Helping black women professionals leverage their brilliance and work for themselves.

Grab a free copy of the 3-month Consulting Launch Checklist to get started,

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Black women are holding it down.

According to a recent study by the Center for American Progress, “70.7 percent of black mothers and 40.5 percent of Latina mothers were primary or sole breadwinners in 2015, compared with 37.4 percent of white mothers.”
We bring home a significant portion of our families’ incomes while racial and gender parity issues persist.
Add to that workplace bias, microaggressions and the work/life balance dilemma everyone deals with, and it’s no wonder black women, at a rate higher than any other demographic group, are choosing to work for themselves.

*Source: 2018 American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses

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Own Your Expertise® is a training program that helps brilliant black women professionals develop the business and leadership skills to work for themselves.

Get started by downloading the 3-month Consulting Launch Checklist. This FREE printable checklist will show you:

  • Exactly what you should be focused on when you’re first starting out so that you can tune out the noise and minimize overwhelm

  • The must-do action steps you should take in the critical first three stages of business growth

  • Monthly mantras to help you expand your mindset each month and get more comfortable being visible and playing bigger

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Many of us crave better work-life balance and flexibility, but so many of us lack the business skills to work for ourselves.

Our many years of education taught us how to be great employees, very few women have learned how to thrive on their own.

We believe that entrepreneurial skills should be in in every woman’s toolbox.

Knowing how to pitch clients, generate business, and market, sell and deliver your professional brilliance gives you options.

And when you have the business skills to create work for yourself, you can walk with a certain confidence and freedom knowing that you’ve got YOU.

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Over the course of working with Titilayo, I developed a clear vision for how I will start consulting, where this could possibly lead, and I reaffirmed my value in the space I intend to consult in. My first consulting gig is actually in the works, and I feel like a world of opportunities opened up.

—Jenay Sermon, Ph.D., Education Researcher and Innovator


Titilayo showed me how to get out of my own way and walk through a simple process where I quickly gained momentum and so much confidence. Within 8 weeks of working together, I submitted a six-figure multi-year proposal for a major client—AND I landed it! Now after a few months I have several new clients and I am using all of the skills, tools, and templates that Titilayo shared with my mastermind group. 

—Danielle E.


I had been in business before, and I was mentally ready to start another business, but I was struggling with structure and developing a focused strategy for how to begin. 

Just two months after working with Titilayo, I submitted my first proposal, gained my first paying clients and turned a profit for the first time in my business. I'm officially an entrepreneur again! 

—Deanna Mason, Creator and Founder of Refreshed Moms


about the creator

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Titilayo Tinubu Ali is founder of Own Your Expertise®, an online training program that helps black women professionals develop the business and leadership skills to work for themselves.

For the past 16 years, Titilayo has mentored emerging leaders and entrepreneurs alongside her career as an attorney, consultant and education policy researcher. She has coached women through landing their first consulting clients, generating $100,000+ in revenue, and turning a their first profit in less than three months.

She routinely trains and speaks in college, university and corporate settings on how professionals can develop personal brands and take ownership of their careers.

Titilayo earned her an honors B.A. from Spelman College, an M.A. from Columbia University and J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. She’s a certified entrepreneurship instructor for small business owners.