Meet Angela—world traveler, minimalist, veteran, foodie, business owner, and don’t forget breathtaking Bettie!
Born in Texas, Angela moved to Michigan at a young age. She studied Spanish at Saginaw Valley State University, and upon graduation chose to follow in the footsteps of many in her family by joining the Navy. She wanted to serve her country and see the world. Based in DC, she went into intelligence and held both a military and a civilian career at the same time. She worked in various industries, in embassies, and she traveled to support federal operations.
Longing to utilize her creative side, she used her GI Bill to go back to school for interior design, and in 2015 she returned to Michigan to utilize her analytical skills working within the manufacturing industry as an analyst. During this time, Angela and her brother had started operations on a new company, Jadex, an IT consulting firm, which has grown into a full-time career.
"Women represent 11 percent of the IT field, this is a problem. I want to help women feel empowered in that space and promote leadership for women in IT."
Jadex is a woman, veteran, and minority owned business that teaches companies how to design their data and optimize their technology. Angela saw a gap in the way companies adopt technology, and she’s passionate about helping businesses be aware of national security threats and protect their data.
"Most businesses struggle with information management, resulting in missed opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and forecasting insights."
Angela has also created a group on MeetUp (an app that helps people organize around common interests) called Women and Tech-Grand Rapids. The group encourages networking amongst women in technology where they can voice their concerns and get involved in the community.
Through the use of Microsoft Powerapps, learn to create apps with your own data without the need of coding. Build collaborative sites with SharePoint Online to manage content for your employees.
Using penetration tests and other assessments, Jadex can identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your business’s network infrastructures. Jadex can also help your business with compliance, audits, and risks in accordance with the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST).
Intelligence experts at Jadex can take your company’s unorganized data and configure it into mapping, dashboards, analytics, and visualizations. Jadex incorporates government standards for gathering data.
Redesign your structured and unstructured data sources with Jadex; glean new insights and form connections with data analytics.
Jadex can provide partial or complete support for a number of services. Whether your business is looking to supplement an existing IT Team or you’re in need of full support for your systems, Jadex can help.
The experts at Jadex can help your company invest in the future. Learn the skills needed to understand advanced technologies and how to put those skills into practice in your company’s work environment.
Angela meets Mod B
Angela found Mod Bettie through a work friend, and from the moment she saw Elise’s photographs, she fell in love. She loved that every woman Elise photographed appeared empowered and authentically true in her own skin.
“Elise was awesome—she really made me feel confident with my body.”
“I try to find something to be grateful for every day. Life’s more beautiful that way.”
Angela’s suggested networking groups for women:
“Inforum is the only professional organization in Michigan—and one of the few in the country—that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies.”
“Our mission is to empower women to build purpose driven successful businesses that allow them to live an enriched life and contribute to the world. We do this through business and mindset education, practical application steps, and deep connection networking.”
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