Conversations With Kai Mann S2:E1

Angela T. Jones is Chief Executive Officer of Super Woman Productions and Publishing in Detroit, Michigan. She’s a published author, a gifted motivational speaker, movie producer, blogger, radio show host and contributing writer. Angela’s written works have been published by Global Grind, Essence, Yahoo!, Detroit CEO Magazine, LinkedIn, Thrive Detroit Street Newspaper, BLAC Magazine and others.

Angela was raised in a middle class neighborhood, on the west side of Detroit, Michigan by her maternal grandparents. Angela studied dance and music as a young child and was considered a child prodigy, being able to read and write before kindergarten. In elementary school, Angela’s grandparents were offered the opportunity to have Angela promoted to a higher grade level, but declined. Angela’s teachers encouraged her creativity and writing abilities throughout her formative years. Angela’s grandfather died of cancer when she was twelve years old. The relationship she had with her grandfather was a strong bond that couldn’t be replaced.

Angela graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit. At the age of eighteen years old, Angela gave birth to her son, one month before her high school graduation. Angela had been accepted to Clark Atlanta University and in an attempt to continue to have the support of the father of her son, she decided to remain in Michigan and attended Lawrence Technological University. When things with her son’s father didn’t materialize as agreed, Angela found herself raising her son as a single parent. Angela didn’t allow that set back to deter her. Angela dropped out of Lawrence Tech after a year and entered the workforce. By the age of nineteen, Angela was working full-time and was a homeowner and she did so without receiving government assistance. Her only support system was her grandmother.

Angela won a modeling contest at the age of 22. Not wanting to leave her son without both of his biological parents to raise him, Angela turned down the offer and continued working in corporate America. A few years later Angela got married. The marriage ended in divorce after three years. During the marriage Angela suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband and his infidelity that resulted in her losing a pregnancy with twins. Angela prayed for God to help her rid herself of the damaging and unhealthy relationship.

On September 13, 2001, Angela filed for divorce after being separated from her abuser. Once her divorce was final, she went back to her maiden name of Jones. At the age of 27 Angela was diagnosed with a chronic illness and told that she wouldn’t live to the age of 30. That news inspired Angela to rid as much stress and drama from her life as possible. Angela recovered from the illness and is proud to have celebrated her 40th birthday as of December 2014. In spite of the many personal obstacles Angela faced and overcame in her life, she still has faith, is blessed and has always been looked upon by her peers as someone with strength, knowledge and who is reliable. As a result people began to call her “Super Woman”.

When Angela decided to start her company in 2008, after being offered publishing deals with other companies that wouldn’t afford her the creative control she desired, Angela opted to use the name “Super Woman” to identify her brand and the strength, knowledge and reliability behind it. Super Woman Productions and Publishing was born.

Angela has been featured in articles in Rolling Out Magazine, Salon World USA Magazine, Detroit CEO Magazine, Front Page Detroit, Newsvine, Houston Business Examiner, The Network Journal, MadameNoire.com, Blog Her and BLAC Magazine along with several others. Angela was listed in Who’s Who In Black Detroit for her accomplishments in 2012, 2013 and 2015, was nominated for the Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40, and was the recipient of the first Confident Woman Award.

Angela hosts a weekly radio show called The FabLife Radio Show and is Managing Editor for Detroit CEO Magazine, founded by Lacretia Rogers. Angela has had the privilege of interviewing hundreds of notable athletes, celebrities and subject matter experts for The FabLife Radio Show and Detroit CEO Magazine, and she is constantly involved in compelling and unique opportunities and events.

Super Woman Productions and Publishing is responsible for signature events such as I Feel Good! Mind, Body and Soul Women’s Conference, held annually at Wayne State University, and the only official International Women’s Day event in the entire state of Michigan, held on March 8 for the last three years, called Women’s Day Tea. In 2014, Angela included Detroit Women In the Arts Wikipedia Edit-Athon as a signature event, and has since become an Ambassador for Wikipedia Edit-Athons.

As a writer, Angela has successfully published books, short stories, blogs, guides and articles on various platforms and in print. Angela is sought after as a motivational speaker and host for events, ranging from youth initiatives to women’s empowerment events. For Angela, popularity is not the measure of success. One of her professional goals is to build the Super Woman Brand into a successful and sustainable brand in both media and entertainment, while offering opportunities for others to realize their dreams of becoming published authors.

Angela’s book “Breaking Through the Black Ceiling”, was published in 2014, and is dedicated to the memory of Mark England, with a portion of book sales being donated to Karmanos Cancer Institute for cancer research and support. The book is available on Google Books, Kobo, Kindle, NOOK and in paperback and has sold several copies. Angela is currently being asked to speak at different events regarding the book’s subject matter.

Angela’s mentors include Grammy nominated hip hop producer and award winning DJ, DJ Scratch, local businessman and philanthropist Bob McPherson and the late Mark England, whom she credits for cultivating her fashion style. Angela has received the support of numerous organizations for her community involvement, including but not limited to Disney Dreamers Academy, American Red Cross of Southeast Michigan, The Sister Accord, and most recently Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Angela sits on the board of two nonprofit organizations in Detroit, and is a member of several professional and community based organizations and has several projects in development under the Super Woman Brand. In 2014, Angela was selected for a role in the college tour of “The Black Social Network”, written by Zondra Hughes and produced by Six Brown Chicks. Shortly after, Angela was selected by Zondra Hughes to represent Detroit as a Correspondent Blogger for Six Brown Chicks. Angela has since been a guest on the Cliff Kelley Show on WVON Chicago, moderated a relationship panel discussion for the 2015 Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence Award Ceremony and written numerous blogs for Six Brown Chicks based on her own unique experiences.

 

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