Adeola Adejobi, Esq. is all about building generational wealth – especially among black women.
Founder of the Avant-Garde Network, a social impact organization for black millennial entrepreneurs and executives, Adeola is committed to meeting the career aspirations of professionals of color. So much so, the attorney is taking on a new challenge – hosting a conference that educates women of color everywhere about the importance (and power) of capital.
“It’s the only conference of its kind,” Adeola shared with TNJ. “Diverse women entrepreneurs and professionals will come together to learn about money, finance, capital and investing.”
With the support of the Avant-Garde Network and her personal network, Adeola is set to blaze a trail in an industry that is dominated by white professionals. A two-day experience, The Women of Color and Capital Conference is designed to focus on the success of women of color as it relates to financial resources and opportunities.
The conference has four pillars, which include: wealth building through financial freedom fundamentals and advisors, investing, capital for businesses (seed, growth and late stage) and learning how to become investors and investment managers.
“Black women buying power is set to be at $1.2 trillion by 2021,” Adeola said. “I created this conference to help black women, especially, focus on the endless possibilities found within wealth building.”
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Adeola obtained her B.A in Political Science from Spelman College. She later went on to receive her J.D. from Cornell Law School with a specialization in International Legal Affairs.
A one-woman-team, Adeola says the conference (and all it entails) has been dependent on the relationships she’s cultivated from her professional experience. With its (anticipated) success, Adeola hopes to expand the conference’s reach to other major cities, ultimately becoming an annual event.
“I want to introduce black women to resources they may not have known existed. We have to start thinking more strategically about our future.”
And that’s not all.
In July, Adeola will host another conference, one that is set to be the largest on real estate in the nation.
“The reality is commercial real estate is the least diverse industry in the world and that is sometimes a result of a lack of exposure,” she said. “I’m all about making sure we know.”