2022 Chavez Schools Commencement Speaker
Angel N. Livas is an international best-selling author, TEDX Speaker, and award-winning host, director and producer. She is the producer of the NAACP Image Award nominated - hit podcast Under Construction w/ Tamar Braxton and 2019, Communicator Award recipient for her talk show “The Woman Behind The Business,” which airs on 96.3FM-HD4 in Washington, DC.
With over two decades of media experience, Angel believes in sharing her wealth of multi-media expertise to help propel the success of others. Before launching her robust entrepreneurial career, Angel oversaw six-nationally syndicated talk-radio shows, which included producing programming for award-winning celebrity hosts: Larry King & Jane Pauley.
In 2016, Angel organized a movement for women entrepreneurs to expand their companies into international territories by way of the non-profit, “The Woman Behind The Business.” Since its inception, women from across the globe annually convene in Nassau, Bahamas, where the first international chapter was formed.
As the CEO of DC Media Connection, Angel utilizes her keen sense of video production and content creation to attract her clients to their ideal consumers. She strategically uses storytelling as a tool to connect to the hearts of audiences as she graces global stages from Accra, Ghana, to moderating conversations throughout the Caribbean.
As a proficient strategist and project manager Angel launched the Foundation of Freedom campaign to have the first bronze bust commissioned of a black member of Congress: John Conyers, Jr (D-MI), who at the time was the 44th Dean of the House of Representatives (The first African-American to hold that title). In 2016, the bust was accepted by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
In 2021, her virtual school “The Eclectic Entrepreneur” was featured in the New York Times, as part of the"100 Black-Owned Businesses You'll Love" campaign with Mass Mutual. Livas has been highlighted on FOX, FOXSOUL, Black Enterprise and a host of other media outlets.
Angel is a proud lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and an Alum of Howard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master of Arts from The American University and she is also the recipient of two professional certifications from Stanford University and Rutgers University. Angel currently resides in Northern Virginia with her two children.