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IBWPPI MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

BARBARA A. PERKINS M.A., PCC | IBWPPI

From: The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins

The impact of COVID-19 on every aspect of our lives can be described as disruptive at best and devastating for far too many. At the beginning of this world-changing turn of events, we began to hear leaders talk about the need to pivot our businesses, shift our plans, and re-imagine our worlds. These widespread motivational recommendations were met with enthusiasm as we all tried our best to look forward. However, with each passing day, the body blows of COVID-19 took a toll globally on our economy, health, politics, and of course on the world community. No one saw this coming, but here we are almost two full years, and the situation continues to be dire. What shall we do? Professionally, I have been a Life Coach for over two decades and my joy is to be in partnership with others as they call to themselves the best that life has to offer. Grounded, through a spiritual lens, I accept each day as a day full of purpose and possibility. Waiting for tomorrow is not a good bet; we know that life can change in a flash without prior notice. Most of the humanitarian work of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute is the result of these unpredictable life changes. The fact that we are presented with opportunities to provide hope, shine light in dark places, put smiles on hearts–even if we don’t see them on faces–is our motivation to keep on keeping on. We, amid COVID-19, can be a bridge to the other side for hundreds of others who would otherwise be left and forgotten. I want to thank you for your part in helping us help others. You have been a blessing in places where you do not even know. Your contributions, big and small are the sum of our efforts. Thank you, family, and friends. Thank you, Board and Advisors. Thank you, sponsors, and donors. Let us not let up. Let us continue to make new roads. We invite you to renew your membership with us today! We need you. Please visit our NEW online home at www.ibwppi.org. In Peace, President, Barbara A. Perkins

Welcome New Advisory Board Member
Angela Reddock-Wright

Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq.
Employment Attorney & Mediator

A practicing attorney for 25 years and named a “Best Lawyer in America” for employment and labor law, Angela Reddock-Wright is an employment and labor law mediator, arbitrator, workplace, and Title IX investigator, and the Founder & Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group based in Los Angeles. In addition to her own firm, Angela is on the panel of mediators and arbitrators at Judicate West, a private dispute resolution firm. She also is on the mediation panel for the United States District Court, Central District, and teaches in the mediation programs at USC Gould School of Law and California State University Dominguez Hills.

In recent years, Angela has worked on numerous projects of consequence to the Los Angeles ecosystem, including serving as a co-Administrator for the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the City of Inglewood’s So-Fi Stadium; in the wake of the “Me Too” movement, serving as a consultant to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) on critical revisions to its member policies relating to the reporting and investigation of claims of sexual harassment; and serving as the Compliance Manager for the multi-
billion dollar LAMP construction project at LAX.

Angela also has been the lead investigator and mediator in numerous national and international cases this past year resulting from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the #MeToo Movement, and the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the video gaming and other industries.

In addition to her life as a lawyer, Angela is committed to public and community service and has served on numerous government and public agency boards, including the State of California Board of Barbering &; Cosmetology, the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission & Local Government Oversight Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Transportation Commission. She also is a past president for
the Southern California Mediation Association and a former Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees.

Currently, Angela serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Urban League, and Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER). She also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI), and as a founding member of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAWPPI). She also is a past member of the Board of her high school alma mater, the Brentwood School, including several other notable non-profit boards and organizations.

Angela is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, Amherst College, and the Brentwood School of Los Angeles. She also is a graduate of the CORO Fellows program in public policy and public affairs. She obtained her training as a mediator at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Angela considers herself a global citizen and travels abroad frequently both in her business and personal life. She has been fortunate to be a part of travel delegations as a German Marshall Fellow to Europe and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Fellowship to Israel. She is married to retired Los Angeles Department of Transportation Sergeant Steven E. Wright, and outside of work enjoys being a wife, daughter, bonus mom, family member, and friend. She enjoys traveling, golfing, bowling, and checking out LA’s latest restaurant scene with friends and family. She
also teaches 8th grade Sunday School at her childhood church Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, CA.

Angela is a frequent speaker, published author, blogger, and go-to legal analyst on national and local television on employment law and workplace issues and trends.
She is passionate about her work and working with employers and employees to create great, healthy, and thriving workplaces.

Board Spotlight: Director Coralie Adderley

The Board of Directors extends congratulations to Director Coralie Adderley who was appointed to the Executive Board of IBWPPI, by President and CEO, Barbara A. Perkins in the September annual planning meeting.

Ms. Adderley is now the Director of International Affairs and Chief of Protocol. She is responsible for collaborating with President Perkins on diplomatic relations and global engagements.

As per her new role in this organization, her duties consist of training the Young Ambassadors and candidates of the Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership Academy on international affairs. She will focus primarily on issues of diplomacy, cultural diversity, branding and strengthening the organizations standing in the international community.

We are looking forward to her continued valuable contribution to the vision and mission of IBWPPI.

DIH Applications Open Now!
Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership

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Message to Membership

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 13th Annual Policy Forum. The conversations were fulfilling, and we hope to continue these conversations with you and more women soon! Thank you to our new subscribers and potential members as well for joining IBWPPI on our journey to uplift our communities.

IBWPPI invites you to either join or renew your annual membership with us in 2021. We are in service to Black women around the world and we do it from our hearts. However, we can only continue to do this important work with the help of our members. Join as a new member or renew your membership online.

As we continue to adjust to the new normal, we want IBWPPI to be a home for Black women who want to connect, heal and support one another. Consider gifting yourself with membership and joining a network of global Black women.

Thanks from your Membership Coordinator, Taylor Newkirk

Why Join IBWPPI?
IBWPPI started 13 years ago in the spirit of global unity and sisterhood. Our mission is to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy. We thank our members and ask that you continue your support of IBWPPI and ask others to join us.

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