131: Scale Community Building & Mentorship Through Social Networking with Angelic Williams, Founder + CEO MyUmbrella

Angelic is the Founder and CEO of MyUmbrella, a social networking platform for the LGBTQ+ community rooted in Wellness, Inclusion, Social and Education. She is a third-generation entrepreneur and grew up in a family of small business owners and was intimately involved with the day to day operations. As a result, she’s well versed in the grit and perseverance required to start, sustain and grow a business. Prior to founding her company, she was an architectural designer involved in a variety of projects. She is a San Francisco native and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Angelic, and what does her business do?

·      What motivated Angelic to start her own business?

·      How did Angelic’s family influence her decision to start MyUmbrella?

·      How does Angelic empower LGBTQ communities?

·      How can you get in touch with Angelic and her business?

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.