Adeola Adejobi, Esq.
Founder, Avant-Garde Network

Adeola Adejobi is an attorney, entrepreneur and speaker. Adeola started her career at a nationally recognized firm practicing commercial litigation. In 2011, she launched the Avant-Garde Network. The mission of the Avant-Garde Network is to promote diversity and inclusion through networking, recruiting, career development, training, panels, partnerships and events. More importantly she organically grew the organization to engage over 3,000 members by creating a collaborative ecosystem for professionals of color.

Adeola understands that meeting the career aspirations of professionals of color requires more than just the standard engagement. She is also committed to highlighting areas that need diversity. Knowing this, she created initiatives such as Africa 2030, Law Tech and Innovation, and the Dealmakers Roundtable, just to name a few. These events and discussions provide specific insight and information on sectors and industries. Her passion for community engagement has also led her to lead several millennial political engagement events.

In 2017, she launched Avant-Garde Network's Women's Empowerment Collective (WEC). WEC’s purpose is to foster business and career development opportunities for women. The WEC helps women to grow professionally and personally, by working to break down the barriers that Black women face in the corporate world through fostering fellowship, development, support and building necessary skills to advance to the next level of leadership.

After obtaining her degree in Political Science with a minor in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College, she started her career in the Public Service and Diversity Department at the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Adeola went on to obtain her law degree from Cornell Law School with a specialization in International Legal Affairs.