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Angela's Bio

Angela Benton is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur. Producer-Author-Businesswoman-Cancer Survivor-Mother; throughout all her roles she embodies inspiration.

She’s a storyteller at heart having produced various forms of content over the past 10 years. She launched BlackWeb 2.0 in 2007, a multimedia platform which filled a much-needed void by becoming a vital nexus for African-Americans interested in technology. Through NewME, the first accelerator for minorities that she pioneered in 2011, she has produced various written and video content but her most important work there has been helping hundreds of entrepreneurs craft compelling stories for their startup businesses, helping them raise over $43MM from investors. She has been honored by Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, in addition to Fast Company’s Most Influential Women In Technology, Business Insiders’ 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology, Marie Claire’s 50 Women Who Rule, and many more.  

Her highly-anticipated first book, a memoir, Revival: How I Rebuilt a Life for Longevity After Burnout, Cancer, and Heartbreak; chronicles her journey through cancer, entrepreneur burnout and loss. It lends lifelong insights and lessons learned on rebuilding a better, more sustainable life after setbacks instead of killing yourself chasing success.

As a business and technology expert, personality, and talent, Benton has been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including CNN’s award winning documentary series Black in America: The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley, Good Morning America, Queen Boss, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Inc, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal, et al.

Currently she’s the Chief Creative Officer at Angela Benton, Inc. The AB brand inspires positive growth in business and in life.

 
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Print

Essence
(October 2014)

Game Changers: The Power List

Marie Claire (September 2014)
20 Women Changing The Ratio

Wall Street Journal (July 2014)
Angela Benton On The Future of Entrepreneurship

Essence
(April 2014)

Angela Benton: The Silicon Valley Success

Wall Street Journal (April 2013)
How Entrepreneurs Come Up With Great Ideas

Ebony Magazine (2011, 2012)
Power 150 Issue

Black Enterprise (August 2011)
Cover subject

Online

Inc Magazine
Various features

Entrepreneur.com (October 2016)
5 Organizations Helping Minority Entrepreneurs Succeed

Entrepreneur.com (August 2015)
10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Business Insider (April 2014)
46 Most Important African Americans

Forbes
(September 2013)

Tips to Prevent Entrepreneur Burnout

Forbes
(September 2013)

Angela Benton on Success, Hard Work, and Thinking Outside of the Tech Bubble

Business Insider (2013)
25 Most Influencial African-Americans In Technology

 

Honors

Goldman Sachs (2013)
100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs 

Marie Claire (November 2013)
The New Guard: 50 Women Who Rule

Frost & Sullivan (2012)
Innovator Honoree

The Grio (2012)
The Grio 100

The Root (2010, 2011, 2012)
The Root 100

The National Urban League (2010)
Women of Power Honoree

Fast Company (2010)
Most Influential Women In Technology

MMTC
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Hall of Fame