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Audience in Lecture








FirstGen Partners LLC


Angela is founder and CEO of FirstGen Partners LLC, a firm that provides consulting and coaching to organizations and individual leaders to help them launch new initiatives, reimagine existing programs, and leverage diversity, equity and inclusion as levers to strengthen effectiveness and impact. Ms. Cobb has over 30-years of experience in the areas of diversity, community development, strategic philanthropy and change management. She also has extensive experience launching and leading new philanthropic efforts and business ventures. In her consulting practice, Angela works with education nonprofits and other social enterprises to assess their organizational readiness, articulate their diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment and vision, and develop strategies and plans that enable progress towards their commitment and vision. Ms. Cobb also helps organizations amplify their impact through program innovation and support of strategic convenings that advance thinking and action. Angela is a member of the board of First Tee of Greater Chicago and for 8-years served on the board of the New Root Learning Institute, including a term as vice-chair. Past leadership and honors include serving as a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame and as a member of the Advisory Council for the University’s Mendoza College of Business. She also served as Co- President of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools’ Parents’ Association during the 2021-2022 school year. Angela is a 2008 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and in 2014 completed the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship, part of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. Angela serves as a moderator for both the Aspen Institute and the Pahara Institute. Mrs. Cobb is a 2000 graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she received an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy. Angela is a 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she received a B.B.A. in Accounting. She resides in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband, Darryl, and their two children.

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