What We Do
Provide community, resources and leadership training that will equip women to lead change at the individual, community and systemic level.
Position the Next Generation of Black Female leaders for Advocacy and Public Policy leadership roles.
Build a Cross Cultural, Cross-ethnic, Cross Generational Community of Healthy Allies.
A Matriiarch removes harmful social and cultural barriers and creates access for communities of color
WHAT WE DO Maintaining operational mobility for women of color is essential to maintain equity in Public Policy. We intentionally engage Black women in the diaspora from under represented communities to lead and invest in decision making processes of outreach and policy. Matriiarch provides a wealth of resources, community and platforms meant to serve as investments that will enhance your leadership and ability to lead thriving equitable communities. Matriiarch promotes women of color from around the world as the designers trainers of broad-minded thinking that will bring vital solutions to equity movements
in order to promote the value of ethnic heritage and gender at the decision-making table in equity movements.
WHO IS A MATRIIARCH?
No matter her beginnings, once a woman enters the space of operating in the fullness of who she is designed to be, awakened to her value, her life becomes missional. Every woman has influence and every influencer is a leader. Every woman in every sector is a Matriiarch
WHY TWO "I's"?
Matriiarch ( Maytreearch) is a play on the word Matriarch. Black women embody two marginalized identities -Black and Female wherever they go, two "i's" if you will for our entire lives. We also get to positively reframe and bring strength to both of those identities when we amplify our God-given image and stories as a vehicle for purpose.
~ Angela N. Mott, Founder
About the Matriiarch Founder
Angela is a Thought Leader, Activist, Speaker, Writer and self-proclaimed "Narrative Surgeon" who is dedicated to dismantling the systemic problems of racism by addressing the narratives that created them. She grew up in a globally and racially diverse context by virtue of her childhood military living experiences.
Angela is also dedicated to anti-racism and writes, speaks and teaches workshops to help move the entire culture forward into re-creating a narrative of dignity towards Black people and People of color through a faith lense on angelamott.com. Angela studied Communications for her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida where she also obtained a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, she also has a Certificate of Fostering Organizational Diversity and Inclusion from Yale. She is currently studying Public Policy and Administration at Florida International University with a minor in Black Global studies as a PH.d Candidate
Disparties and Equity
Black women of the African Diaspora total about 7% of the entire US population as of March 2020. Black women are the highest educated gender in our racial group, yet higher unemployment rates and a huge wage gap has driven us to "jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down" into the world of "figuring it out".
Black, more specifically the African- American ethnic group of Black women from the Western hemisphere are the only racial group in America operating in the echo chamber of chattel slavery and patriarchy because of a foundational national social vision of White Supremacy, and its downstream effects on culture, family structure, health, economics. Lack of equal access due to national discriminatory systems place Black women higher on the receiving end of these disparities.
Current trends show us settling in as the 3rd largest racial group in America by 2050. Health disparities, racism and mental health issues have disproportionately impacted an entire generation of Black women.
Our ancestors fought hard, and Matriiarch honors their impact, by using our heritage, gender and ethnicity to continue to carve out space for Black Female Influence in this current cultural climate.