The daughter of a Chicago Public Schools teacher and a Chicago police officer, Angelique Power played by the rules her whole life – until she graduated from college and decided to take four months off to go camping in Alaska. Courage in the moment, she says, might feel like tremendous risk: "Courage is something that's afforded by retrospect."
In August 2021, Angelique was named President of The Skillman Foundation, an education-focused private foundation based in Detroit. Prior to that, Angelique was President of the Chicago-based Field Foundation, where she managed their charitable distributions.
See why Angelique Power thinks you shouldn't conform to society's expectations: