Angel M. Goldsborough

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Change agent Angel M. Goldsborough, in brief.

March 20, 2022
2 Minutes
Angel M. Goldsborough

Home: Bowie, MD.  Age: Fabulous at 50+.  Birthplace: Bridgeton, NJ. Profession: Strategic advisor, IT consultant.  Organization: Gartner, Inc.; Volunteer at So Others May Eat (SOME).  Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.  Alma mater: Howard University; George Washington University.

Current project: Settling into an empty nest!  Recent recognition: One Team Award.  Given to a staff member who exemplifies the “One Team” attitude.  Recent professional development: Culture Facilitation Certification Training.  Latest accomplishment: Retiring after 25 years of service at the U.S. House of Representatives.  Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, spas and dining out.  Last book read: Necessary Endings, by Dr. Henry Cloud.  

What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal.  Moral compass: How I feel the next morning.  What is your greatest joy? Motherhood.  What is your guilty pleasure? Hallmark movies.  How do you relieve stress? Sit quiet.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Beach, sand and music.

What’s featured prominently on your home or office wall? A sign that reads: Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the Devil says "Oh no…She’s up!”  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My parents.  What is the best advice you received growing up? Believe in yourself.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Trust your gut.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Spell check.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? 9/11.  

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

Increase the number of African-American Women in STEM and executive leadership roles.

What change would you like to see in the world? REAL diversity, equity and inclusion.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Know your worth.  What widely held belief do you reject? All you have to do is “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” and you can achieve anything.  What mega-trend most excites you? The metaverse.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? She Came, She Conquered, She’s Gone.  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My Uncle Eddie.  What object would you first save from your burning home? Family pictures.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Talking, laughing and eating with my family.  What advice would you give your younger self? Be patient.  

Personal mission: To leave this world a better place for those behind me.  Personal motto: Never accept “No” from someone who does not have the power or authority to say “Yes”.  Favorite quote: “If it doesn't look right, don’t touch it.  If it doesn't smell right, don’t eat it.  If it doesn't feel right, don’t do it!”  Desired epitaph: She loved to the fullest!

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