About Us

Own Your Expertise® helps women professionals uncover their unique expertise, build their personal brands, and make a greater contribution to their fields through speaking, consulting and publishing. 

 

About the Founder

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Titilayo Tinubu Ali is an attorney, writer and professional development expert. She founded Own Your Expertise® to help women professionals uncover their unique expertise, build their personal brands, and make a greater contribution to their fields through speaking, consulting and publishing. 

While in law school at UC Berkeley, she founded a legal career development website after her own success on the job market earned her a reputation among her peers as the go-to person for advice on landing legal jobs.  She is the author of The Go-Getter’s Manifesto: How Law Students Can Start Taking Career Matters Into Their Own Hands, which has been assigned reading in law school classrooms.

A corporate and intellectual property attorney and published author with over 15 years of consulting experience and clients spanning the corporate, nonprofit, philanthropic and public policy sectors, Titilayo brings deep knowledge and hard-earned wisdom to her speaking engagements.

Prior to her legal career, Titilayo worked as a communications specialist and media consultant for personal and institutional brands, placing news stories on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, and NPR. She developed strategies to help nonprofits expand their reach and helped artists and celebrities, including Outkast’s André 3000 and NBA hall-of-famer David Robinson, achieve their philanthropic goals.

She is also a published author whose education research has shaped the development of education systems in the United States, Canada and Ireland. In law school, Titilayo was a member of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and senior symposium editor of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law. Her legal writing won her a scholarship and a trip to the Grammy Awards for her paper Fan Finance: Alternatives To Securities Restrictions On Social Media-Based Fundraising.

She routinely trains and speaks in college, university and corporate settings on how new and emerging professionals can develop personal brands and take an entrepreneurial approach to designing their careers.

She earned a law degree from UC Berkeley, a master's degree in sociology and education policy from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in English, with honors, from Spelman College. She is a certified NxLeveL® entrepreneurship instructor trained to coach small business owners through launching new ventures. 

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