Grow Here: Angela Taylor Living On Purpose With a Purpose

Growing up in Mountain Home, Idaho, Angela Taylor learned hard work, integrity and service through the actions of her parents. Her father, a United States Airman, and her mother, a teacher’s aide, demonstrated what it meant to live life on purpose and with purpose, and challenged her to rise to her potential. After graduating from high school, Angela attended Stanford University where she studied economics and won multiple national championships with the women’s basketball team. Recognizing the social and economic impact of athletics, Angela headed to business school at New York University, where she became involved in launching professional women’s basketball as WNBA Senior Director of Player Personnel.

After nine years, Angela began to move back towards the West Coast working as Vice President of Business Operations for Minnesota Lynx, General Manager of Washington Mystics and President and General Manager of Atlanta Dream. In 2015, Angela wanted to be closer to her parents and moved back to Boise with a pressing thought on her mind – how can I generate opportunities for the community that contribute to the economic development in Boise?

Upon returning to Boise two years ago while working as a leadership, diversity and inclusion consultant, Angela launched Indulge Boise – a culinary and cultural walking tour of Boise that connects, creates and educates locals and visitors alike. Leveraging Boise’s emerging culinary scene, lively culture and impressive art scene, Indulge Boise had quickly found success – but this is just the beginning.

Angela sees Boise quickly approaching a tipping point – where there is opportunity to be deliberate about growth across the valley. She hopes the future of Boise includes advancements in valley-wide public transportation, more business opportunities for women, minorities and professional development, and greater diversity of thought, while keeping the essence of Boise and retaining what the community loves intact.

Inspired by opportunity, Angela saw a chance to grow something in Boise and went for it. Indulge Boise has created opportunity for locals and travelers alike to experience downtown and contribute in the community at the same time. If Boise can grow with intention, opportunity and augmentation, what will grow next?

Angela will be speaking at the Boise Valley Economic Partnership's "Grow. Here." Economic Summit on May 31stClick here to learn more. 

Angela Taylor, Indulge Boise, The DIGNITAS Agency, NetWorks Sports Consulting