McGyver for the Marginalized
In a digitally disruptive world, it’s not just about the survival of the fittest, it’s about survival of the fastest. The World Economic Forum estimates that closing the gender gap with economic parity for women will take 202 years. For women, this massive gap represents loss of opportunity, not just loss of income. Monica believes that the most effective way to close the gender gap is to help more women gain momentum with adaptive strategies, leadership skills and access to resources. That’s why Monica is on a mission to unleash future-ready female leaders who will dominate in the digital age. If you are interested in having Monica speak at your event, please complete this form.
Monica’s Most Popular Media Topics
Paper Clips To Personal Power | How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Research indicates that 70-80% of highly successful people feel like frauds and experience intense feelings of unworthiness. People of every demographic suffer with these feelings. However, minorities and women are the hardest hit, affecting their ability to thrive professionally. In this keynote, Monica shares a framework to help diverse professionals turn their barriers into breakthroughs and rise up in their careers.
Queen of the Concrete Jungle | How To Turn Your Barriers Into Breakthroughs
Whether you are just getting started or hungry to get ahead, simply working hard is no longer enough to advance your career. You must keep learning new skills and adapt to a rapidly changing workplace. In this keynote, Monica shares inspiring stories and cutting-edge strategies to help women professionals turn their barriers into breakthroughs.
Duct Tape Won’t Fix It | How To Deal With Micro-Aggressions
From toxic managers to toxic cultures, micro-aggressions are rampant in the workplace. Often described as death by a thousand paper cuts, micro-aggressions can slowly destroy self-worth, leading to missed opportunities and stalled careers. In this keynote, Monica shares case studies and actionable strategies to help women and diverse professionals navigate challenges in the workplace, and level up with confidence.
|OCT 29, 2020||Latina Equal Pay Day 2020 hosted by Ladies Get Paid||Virtual Panel|
|OCT 27, 2020||National Diversity Council – Racial Justice Institute, 2020 National Conference||DEI Strategy Session|
|OCT 12, 2020||Communicate to Captivate||Virtual|
|SEPT 29, 2020||NFP Virtual Seminar: Protecting the Employer and Employee Partnership||Virtual Seminar|
|SEPT 16, 2020||Charles Schwab ERG Leader Summit: ERG Best Practices in the COVID Environment||Virtual Seminar|
|SEPT 9, 2020||Texas Tech University Career Center – DEI Best Practices||Virtual Seminar|
|NOV 5, 2019||A WBEC-Pacific Event – BOLD Success||San Jose, CA|
|OCT 8, 2019||WBEC-Pacific Presents – The New Method Conference – Level Up||Seattle, WA|
|SEPT 19, 2019||CCW Austin 2019 Conference||Austin, TX|
|AUG 3-4, 2019||Beyond Barriers 2-Day Accelerator||Dallas, TX|
|APR 5, 2019||Power of Heels Conference – Keynote Speaker||Burleson, TX|
|JUNE 22, 2018||Digital Diversity Network: Leveraging Technology & Innovation||Los Angeles, CA|
|JUNE 6, 2018||The Glow Effect: Give Growth Event – SF||San Francisco, CA|
|MAY 17, 2018||BEVISIBLE: #BeWokeSF Conference||San Francisco, CA|
|MAY 1, 2018||iRelaunch Return to Work Conference with Stanford Alumni Association||Stanford University|
|FEB 8, 2018||The Glow Effect: Give Growth Event – LA||Los Angeles, CA|
|NOV 3, 2017||Lean StartUp Week: 2017 Conference||San Francisco, CA|
|NOV 4, 2016||Worthy Women 2016 Annual Conference: Opening Keynote||Los Angeles, CA|
|AUG 19, 2014||ALPFA National Convention – Session Keynote||Orlando, FL|
|AUG 11, 2013||ALPFA National Convention – Session Keynote||Las Vegas, NV|
Praise & Testimonials
“Monica is a fierce advocate for diversity who fuels debate on hot button issues that most leaders avoid. She is a dynamic speaker who moves the audience with her inspiring stories and actionable advice on success in life and business. She is innovative, creative and most of all an amazing role model for the next generation of female leaders.”
“Monica sheds light on marginalized communities that remain hidden in the shadows and is fearless in fighting for equity and inclusion. She earns rave reviews for her bold speeches and memorable stories.”
“Monica is an inspirational leader. She’s a pioneer and an incredible influencer. She sees people for who they are, believes in them and brings out the best in them!”