June marks the start of something special for Idaho Women In Leadership! Join Angela Taylor & Idaho Women In Leadership for our first panel discussion, Navigating Difficult Conversations. At this session, learn how to prepare for and engage in productive discussions and create an environment that reduces stress, increases trust and improves relationships.
Angela Taylor serves as the Founder & CEO of AFT 22 Enterprises, an LLC comprised of several corporations including NetWorks Sports Consulting, Tindall Avenue Events + Entertainment, and The DIGNITAS Agency.
A 20-year veteran of the sports industry, Taylor founded NetWorks Sports Consulting, LLC in 2009. The firm focuses its efforts primarily in the sports & entertainment industries and specializes in strategic planning, brand development, and event management.
Taylor is Partner & Co-Founder of The DIGNITAS Agency. The organization focuses on leadership development, professional development, and executive coaching with clients in corporate, governmental and academia. Clients include Indiana University Kelley School of Business, General Mills, 3M Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and Medtronic.
Taylor recently launched Indulge Boise Food Tours under the Tindall Avenue Events + Entertainment umbrella. Indulge Boise Food Tours, the first food tour established in the Treasure Valley, provides food & walking tours to local residents and out-of-town visitors as a way to learn more about the Treasure Valley and its cultural & culinary offerings.
Taylor’s tenure in the sports industry most recently included a two-year stint as President & General Manager of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Atlanta Dream. As President & General Manager, Taylor oversaw every aspect of the organization including Sponsorship, Ticket Sales, Finance & Administration, Public Relations, Digital Media, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, Player Personnel, Basketball Operations and Business Operations. She was hired as Executive Vice President and General Manager in January of 2014 and just four months later was named President and General Manager.
Prior to running the Atlanta Dream, Taylor served two years as the Vice-President and General Manager of the Washington Mystics for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. She was named Vice-President and General Manager with the Washington Mystics in October 2008. In her role with the Mystics, she was responsible for all player personnel decisions and oversaw all aspects of basketball operations for the organization. During her career with the Mystics, Taylor led the team to the WNBA Playoffs during both seasons, which was the first time the organization had appeared in the playoffs during consecutive seasons.
Angela was named Vice-President of Business Operations with the Minnesota Lynx in July 2006. In this newly created position, Taylor oversaw all business operations for the Lynx, including ticket sales, marketing, fan relations, public relations, community relations, interactive services, and corporate sponsorships. Taylor spent 9 years (10 seasons) with the WNBA League Office based in New York City, most recently as Senior Director, Player Personnel.
Prior to joining the WNBA League Office staff, Taylor was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball teams at Stanford University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Arizona. A four-year varsity letter winner at Stanford University, Taylor helped guide the Stanford women’s basketball team to two NCAA national championships (1990 & 1992), three NCAA Final Fours (1990-92), and one Sweet Sixteen appearance (1993).
In 2006, Taylor co-founded The CHANCE Foundation, an organization whose mission is to Create Hope and Access for our Nation’s Children through Education. The CHANCE Foundation helps provide at-risk youth with the support, guidance, tools and resources needed to navigate the college application process.
A native of Mountain Home, Idaho, Taylor graduated from Stanford University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and earned her MBA (with an emphasis on Marketing and Management) at New York University’s Stern School of Business in May 2002.
She was inducted into the Mountain Home High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
Her philanthropic endeavors include being a member of the Treasure Valley Salvation Army Board of Directors, Boise State University Commission on Diversity & Inclusion, and The Clayman Institute at Stanford University Advisory Council. Former board work includes the Stanford Buck/Cardinal Board, Atlanta Sports Council Board of Directors, Central Atlanta Progress Board of Directors, Stanford Athletics Board, Ronnie Lott’s All-Stars Helping
Kids Board, and YWCA of Minneapolis Board of Directors.
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