A founding member of TEDx Charlotte, Angela Gala received a BS in Marketing from the University of Louisville and combined it with her life’s work in Public Advocacy.
Rogers and Gala Creative Partners, a production and design firm, manages events that promote and celebrate community. The Quasimodo Project, in particular, was a collaborative initiative for Arts and Culture during the Democratic National Convention, and she’s been an advisor and advocate to Studio 345, SAFE Alliance, and the nonprofit Centers for Arts & Technology.
Gala believes education yields self-mastery. It is through meditation, in particular, that children, teachers and parents can connect, and create an enlightened community. She’s taught “Laughter Yoga” and “Mindfulness Meditation” to major corporations, non-profits organizations, universities and schools, and her passion for public education led her to co-founding Youth Meditation: a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, teachers and parents with practical knowledge and effective tools for managing stress, anxiety and emotions as they navigate through adolescence.
Gala believes that knowing others is wisdom, but knowing oneself is enlightenment. She joined Charlatan Magazine in 2009 and is proud to have pioneered and pen a recurring column: You’ve Got Mail: Letters to Our Statesmen & Luminaries.