Show Notes

Angela Lewis is a former professional basketball player, championship winning coach and author who is passionate about empowering the lives of young women. Due to her global experiences, she understands the challenges young women face today and the opportunities the future holds.

At ten years old Angela was already five foot eight inches tall and a victim of sexual assault by a neighbor. A shy and insecure child, she overcame the ridicule of others by having basketball as an outlet. Basketball literally opened a world of opportunities and Angela is committed to using her voice to help young women prepare to lead the next generation. In 2015 Angela Lewis Basketball was born, with the mission to develop girls as leaders on and off the court. Through various programs such as camps, clinics and virtual academies, girls around the world, are guided by three principals: lead, give and bounce back. She has published four books, The Game Changing Assist: Six Simple Ways to Choose Success, The Game Changing Assist: Workbook, Post Moves: The Female Athlete’s Guide to Dominate Life After College and The Fundamental Game Plan: Every Basketball Player’s 12 Week Success Tracker.

Prior to starting Angela Lewis Basketball, she coached over a decade at every level, giving her a clear understanding of the needs of young women. Now she regularly gives inspirational speeches to girls throughout the world, igniting the confidence within them, to conquer any challenge. Angela has been recognized nationally for her efforts being the recipient of the prestigious Robin Roberts Sports Communication Award, Urban League St. Louis Young Leader in Youth and Education, UnSung Heroine Award, Black Girls Rock St. Louis and US Bank Woman of Distinction. Angela received a full athletic scholarship to play NCAA Division I basketball at Saint Louis University. She was an All-Conference player who scored over 1000 points and grabbed over 500 rebounds. When Angela is not hard at work inspiring girls, she is visiting beautiful parks, sitting next to rivers and searching for the best outdoor basketball courts in the world.

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