Angela has worked on gender equality issues since the early 1990s. First, as Founder/Director of the Central America Women’s Network, which was established in 1991 to raise awareness of and support women’s rights struggles for equality and justice in the region. Then, from 1994-2006, she worked as Gender Policy Adviser and Trainer for ACORD – a pan-African organisation – and was involved in evaluating the impact of gender policy on programmes across many regions of sub- Saharan Africa. Her work included the implementation of gender-focussed participatory methodologies for the understanding and prevention of HIV in communities. In 2007, she launched a tourism initiative – Zalala Beach Lodge – in the north of Mozambique with a strong focus on enhancing local livelihoods through access to employment and training opportunities and local sourcing. The positive impact on local communities was recognised in 2013 when the Lodge won the IMVELO Award – Best for Local Economic Impact. In parallel and closely linked to this tourist resort, Angela continues to support and promote economic independence and empowerment of women and young girls through the Zalala Foundation which she established in 2017.