Mrs. AngelaRaye Penright, life Strategist

Growing up in 5th ward and in Northwood Manor. There were not too many opportunities or support. I heard about college however was told it wasn't for me. I have always wanted to go to college and become a businesswoman, but I wasn't sure how any of this would be done. What I did know was I wanted to learn more about being in business and I wanted a degree to do so. One morning after dropping my daughter off at school I notice North Harris Community College, not that hadn't been there I hadn't noticed the building. On this dreary morning I decided to go into the building just to get some information about applying to school. Two hours later I walked out with my fall semesters classes, FAFSA done, and my fall semester call and let me not forget the biggest smile on my face thanking God for what had just happen. Now as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and a friend. I am determined to give out those things I needed to those that need it by being supportive.

I love providing a helping hand and I have an excellent work ethic; however, my attitude was not up to par with the standards of the environments I would find myself in. It took one of my supervisors and the birth of my daughter to make me realize that in order to go down the path I was destined for, I would have to make a change in me and my attitude. I need it to work for me and not against me. I needed to become patient (which my son taught me) and kind. I learned how to approach obstacles with the right attitude, knowing how to direct any negative energy to the right cause. 

I received my Bachelors of Science in Business and with a minor in Psychology. I made a committed to learn what was needed to become a businesswoman.  I am now dedicated to building up our community of young ladies to teach them the importance of loving themselves, being kind to others, and using their attitude in a more positive way. 

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LadiesConnecting Inc. is more than a mentoring or after school program.

We are committed to inspiring, encouraging, teaching. and educating our young ladies by promoting an impactful change in the way they view themselves and others in today's society.