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Angelica Ross      

Founder of TransTech Social Enterprises & Actress in the FX Drama "Pose"

From the board room, to film sets, to the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Angelica Is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills. Angelica has toured nationally, speaking her powerful mission into action with business leaders, educators, and the President of the United States.

Since studying theater at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Miss Ross is the breakout star of the upcoming series Her Story, which explores the deeply moving lives and loves of two transwomen in LA. For over ten years, Angelica has directly engaged her communities in order to create opportunities for independence, freedom, and success through social work, entrepreneur and leadership development, business building, and education.

Angelica continues to engage leaders both at home and abroad, teaching, entertaining, and consulting for organizational change that creates space for the rich experiences of trans people and people of color to speak, share their value, and create lasting success.

A devout buddhist, Angelica walks with compassion and believes that all people have worth — it is only a matter of helping each person find it for themselves.

Speech Topics

The Boss and the Buddha

Buddhism and business work well together to create socially conscious business models, highly productive team members and working environments, and in turn highly valuable products and services. Learn about some key Buddhist Business Philosophies that will change the way your organization works.

Removing Stigma from Social Services

It can be hard to ask for help, as a social service agency your policies and procedures should not make it harder for people to access your services. Learn concrete strategies to remove barriers and stigma from your programming, while still maintaining grant scopes and organizational standards.

Love & Courage

The two most important elements Miss Ross finds fundamental to surviving any life altering transition is love & courage. Told through her story of physical and spiritual transition and it’s effect on her relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and ultimately our environment we call “reality”.


Activists Janet Mock and Angelica Ross visit campus

Pioneering trans-activists Janet Mock and Angelica Ross spoke to a packed Herrick Hall as the two discussed issues that impact the LGBTQIA community both here at Denison University and in the wider world.

'Pose' on FX star Angelica Ross on why so many trans portrayals fail ...

In an interview with THINK, Angelica Ross, star of “Pose” on FX, pinpoints where so many Hollywood portrayals of trans characters fail, and what we can do ...

Angelica Ross from 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in NYC: Red ...

The actress attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Hilton Midtown on May 5, 2018 in New York City.

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