My name is Angela Brown and I was born and raised in Riverside CA. I am a 36 year old, married, successful entrepreneur who travels the world and is committed to fitness. I am currently overseeing two companies in the manufacturing sector and employ 75 people locally. DGA Machine specializes in high production machining and ICON Vehicle Dynamics is a premiere performance suspension manufacturer specializing in aftermarket suspension components.
Although I have a very satisfying career and have the love of family and friends I sought something more. I wanted to find a way to give back to this wonderful community and meet new people. In 2007 I was introduced to Junior League and knew I had found something special. Junior League provided me with the environment to volunteer where I could socialize and learn. I liked the idea of women getting together to do good and hopefully make a difference. I have participated in quite a few of the league projects but my favorite thus far was the work we have done with a local non-profit called Inspire. Junior League hosted a career panel open to all Inspire Youth and we lined up a variety of local professionals to speak and answer questions. I felt the impact of our work almost immediately and it was very gratifying to mentor young adults who wanted advice on education and career choices.
Professionally, Junior League has given me a place to grow as a leader in an environment where I could make mistakes, take direction, attend conferences and training, and interact with a variety of women who are a sounding board personally and professionally. I have held various positions within league and am now sitting on the board as Finance Director. I am a better business woman because of my training and previous positions held within League. I also love the diversity of the Junior League of Riverside and I have met some women who will be lifelong friends.