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Soji N. Adewumi

Chief Operating Officer

Soji N. Adewumi joined Turnaround for Children in 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer. In her role, she is focused on evolving Turnaround’s strategy, operations and structures so that it can fulfill its mission and deliver its tools and services at scale.

Soji came to Turnaround from the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, a national education equity focused non-profit. There she oversaw the execution of the Foundation’s strategic direction, developed the organization’s capacity for sustainability and growth, and led the implementation of programs and policies designed to raise student achievement and outcomes. Before this, Soji held several leadership positions in program management, organizational design, risk management, and technology implementation in the for-profit sector. Soji began her career as a management consultant advising organizations on using technology and human capital to achieve growth and leading teams to achieve ambitious performance goals.

Soji is a design, data and technology enthusiast who believes that organizational excellence is the foundation for strong outcomes. She holds an Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumna of the Education Pioneers Fellowship.

What book has influenced you most?

Most recently, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It summarizes how humanity’s belief systems throughout history have created the world that we know today.  And it was a reminder to me of how much your current reality can be reshaped by challenging what you hold to be true.

What motivates you?

Curiosity. Life has shown me that the world opens itself up to those that ask the right questions.