The Liberian Novelist is an accomplished and award-winning writer. In 2006, she received an award in Print Journalism from the Victor E. Ward Educational Foundation. She has spoken at Harvard University, University of Pittsburgh, Catonsville Community College and The Making Poverty History Conference in London, where she shared the stage with two members of the House of Parliament. She spoke at George Washington University in a forum against female genital mutilation. In 2008, Angela received an award as Female Entrepreneur of the Year from the Liberian Image Awards (LIA).
In 2009, she was one of five women magazine publishers to be invited by the Hawaiian Visitors Bureau and McNeill Public Relations to attend a week-long conference in Kauai, Hawaii, where she represented Global Woman Magazine. Later the same year, she was a Media Panelist at the Women in Leadership Conference in Dubai, U.A.E. In 2010, she was a Panelist at Georgetown University on Women Empowerment and Human Rights Violation. Angela is the former Chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Writers Union and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Angela Peabody is the first Liberian woman to pen and publish a full-length novel. She survived a violent coup d’etat in her native Liberia, which resulted in a vicious military attack on her family’s home, where she, her sons and husband took refuge. Soldiers of the opposing political party went on a twenty-minute shooting rampage on the home and debated on whether to assassinate her entire family. Peabody is an award-winning author and a sought after public speaker on the issues of women empowerment and gender based violence, which includes female genital mutilation. The author is the Founder and President of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. She currently resides in Northern Virginia.
Angela, her 2 sons and her cousin Amie, established Global Woman® P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in 2010, and obtained their 501c3 tax exempt status from the United States Internal Revenue Service in 2012. It is her wish that her book and organization will garner interest and support from the American public in their campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation.
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