We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from a small town in Alabama called Phenix City. I lost both of my parents before the age of 10. Going through so much trauma and fighting depression from 10-18 years old, I told myself that I will always push myself to be successful in honor of my parents. Fast forward, I graduated from college with my bachelor’s degree in science and have a successful career as an HR professional at one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States. Even though I have pushed myself to become successful in my career, I was ready to extend my success as an entrepreneur. January 2020, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and start my very own business, Summer Angel Boutique.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Summer Angel is an online boutique providing casual, classy, and sexy fashion for women around the globe. Our goal is to empower women through fashion at an affordable price. We want her to feel sexy or classy while conducting business, attending school, brunch with friends, and on a romantic date. I invite you to browse through my website to find just what you have been looking for.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Atlanta has a lot of exciting people, interesting, places and things to check out. I would show them the best time ever. I would take them to Breakfast At Barney’s, Ponce City Market Rooftop, Top Golf, An Escape Room, Sip & Paint, BQE, a Food Truck Festival, and the list go on. There’s never a dull day or moment in Atlanta.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My success and where I am in my life comes from the support, love, mentorship, and encouragement from my close family and friends. I want to dedicate this shoutout to the love of my life, my son, Javen. I have no purpose on earth without him. He’s the reason why I continue to strive for greatness. So he too can believe that anything he put his mind to can be achieved.