We are kicking off a series of special interviews with prominent Latinos in the DMV in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. We're super excited to introduce today's guest. Watch the video below. Let's flamin-GO! Click on the image to watch the video.
I’m inspired by my community. 🧑🏾🤝🧑🏿🧑🏾🤝🧑🏿 My mission is to transform my community and build programs to help minorities grow. In my personal life, seeing my son grow and transform excites me and drives me in the work that I do every day.
2. What do you want to be known for?
I live by the wise words from Julie Andrews, “Leave everything you do, every place you go, everything you touch a little better for your having been there.”
3. What's the mistake that taught you the biggest lesson?
I once skipped my manager and went directly to the senior manager/decision maker in the company which got me in a lot of trouble 😅. It taught me to be patient and respect the process. Doing things right is more important the rushing the process. Things will come in due time.
4. What excites you the most about the future?
I learned early on in life that you can have a plan, but the one that has the real plan for you is God. I get excited about new things that cross my path. When you do the right thing, good things come to you in due time.
5. What advice would you give to a fellow Latino or Latina just starting out in his or her professional career?
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Reflect on your own journey and be very selective about the feedback you receive from others and how you apply it in your life.
6. What do you enjoy the most during HHM?
Seeing all my friends at events! It feels like a big reunion. 💃🏾💃🏼💃🏿
7. What book are you reading?
The Bible and “La Insoportable Levedad del Ser” by Milan Kundera.
Angela is also the co-founder of Latinas USA, an annual event that provides Latinas with a unique opportunity and platform to explore, get connected, and take action to improve their lives and the lives of their families through workshops and activities around emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing, as well as empowerment. Learn More.