Keynote Speaker

We are so excited to announce that our keynote for this year’s WILC is Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, an organization that encourages young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement. Featured as an influential politico, lawyer, and advocate by several publications and outlets from Marie Claire to Ebony and the Washington Post, Rye has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process. She is a prominent political strategist who offers regular on-air commentary for several media outlets including BET, CNN, MSNBC, and TV One.

Angela Rye

Rye served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress and was Senior Advisor and Counsel to the House Committee on Homeland Security. She currently serves on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, the Seattle University School of Law Alumni, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, serves as a senior advisor to the Government Technology and Services Coalition, and is a member of The Links, Incorporated, National Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Washington Government Relations Group. She is a proud graduate of the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law.