Angela Richardson is the Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI). Ms. Richardson comes to MOWPI after serving as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Digital Director, where she drove online messaging and online operations for the Mayor’s Communications Office, as well as digital coordination throughout all agencies of the District Government. Prior to joining the District Government, Ms. Richardson served as the Communications Manager for BUILD Metro DC, an innovative four-year business development program for high school students. At BUILD, Ms. Richardson managed digital media, and external and media relations, growing BUILD’s social media presence and local awareness of the impact of its program in Washington, DC.
For the past ten years, Ms. Richardson has devoted her career to serving underserved communities in various roles in both the public and private sectors, working for C.Fox Communications, America’s Promise Alliance, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Her passion and commitment for women and girls in the District began during her time as a student at Howard University, where she became one of the founding members of Jewels Inc., a mentoring organization designed to empower young urban girls as future leaders through education, training, and social activism. The organization was also created to combat stereotypes and negative connotation associated with being an “urban girl.” Jewels Inc. is still in existence at Howard University, matriculating many women throughout its eleven year history.
Recently, Ms. Richardson became a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Metropolitan DC Chapter (NCBWDC), recommitting herself and values to the women and girls of the District through service, sisterhood, and advocacy. Through NCBWDC, Ms. Richardson will continue her life’s work of advocating on behalf of black women and girls while promoting leadership, education, and economic empowerment.
Ms. Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Howard University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is the proud mom of her loving two-year-old son, Carter.