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Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Ed.D.


Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Ed.D., is a Chief Learning Officer, Digital Marketing Executive, and Data Scientist with over 17 years of industry experience. 

The Founder of Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W), an award-winning nonprofit organization. In her role as the Head of Data Analytics and Marketing Communications for the past 17 years, she launched several integrated and marketing strategies, developing and managing big data analytics architecture and data strategy for several Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Some of these noteworthy companies and organizations include Saks Fifth Ave, Comcast NBC Universal, Panasonic, IBM Smarter Planet, The Home Depot, ASME, Children's Place, Macy's, Citibank, NYWIFT, and MDLive. As a data scientist, she used complex big data analytics techniques to boost profits and drive incremental customer acquisition growth. In her role in academia, she has designed and managed new course development, entrepreneurship programs, real-world corporate-partnership courses, and investment readiness programs for various learners--both domestic and international. Her passion for education and student success has allowed her to work with several institutions, including NYU, St. John’s University, Baruch College-CUNY, UBS Investment Bank, and the International School of Management, in a wide range of programs, including Certified programs, Undergraduate programs, Master’s, and MBA programs.  

Lilian holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctor of Education Degree with Double Distinction Merit from the University of Pennsylvania. Featured in Forbes, The Harvard Business Publishing Journal and rated as top 25 marketing professionals in academia on LinkedIn and a member of Forbes Nonprofit Council.