• ABOUT

    ~ #makeapositivedifference through social justice, tech, education, & community ~

    Monica S. Flores (@monicasflores) builds digital products to support a socially just, environmentally sustainable, equitable society. She works in the technology space to support communities, dreamers, & doers who #makeapositivedifference.

     

    Since 2004 she has been supporting US-based & global membership groups, non-profits, public agencies, and startups on how to best reach their online communities.

     

    She leads and manages large-scale web development projects, including redesign, refactoring, and digital platform buildout.

    Monica's focus is to build community, foster connectedness, and use her technology skills to make a better world.

     

    She believes each of us has an ability and obligation to use our knowledge, ideas, and talents to advance fairness, justice, safety, health, and sustainability.

    She creates technical solutions through building effective teams, developing functional specifications, creating database architecture, and implementing systems and processes.

    Monica is passionate about sustainability, social justice, diversity, entrepreneurship, education, and technology/science as tools for positive social change.

     

    She believes each of us makes a difference by using our talents in service to the world's needs.

     

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    • Full Bio

      Monica S. Flores (@monicasflores) has worked in technology for organizations such as Green America, Ashoka Changemakers, the U.S. Department of State, and 240+ international and national clients in business, government, and education. Because of her interest in building communities online, she is frequently asked to advise emerging and startup groups on pilot projects. She consults with leadership teams on strategic planning, metrics management, and product lifecycle development, and she trains organizations on how to write RFPs, identify functional specifications, plan complex database architecture, define content types, understand user permissions, determine reporting needs, and manage/maintain system-wide processes.

       

      Author of the A Successful Woman’s Handbook series, she is passionate about leadership, innovation, education, and technology, and she speaks and writes about social justice, environmental sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

       

      She is a course facilitator through the Nonprofit Technology Network's Professional Certification (2017) for "Diversity and Inclusion" as well as "Advanced Data Management." She is the editor of FemaleFounders.info, a resource for female founders (2015). She co-founded 10K Group web consulting (2004), founded and sold A Successful Woman (2006-2012), and co-founded Gramercy & Co. (2010-2017). She advises emerging projects that make a positive difference by building community, fostering connectedness, and advancing technology to create a better world.

       

      She received a B.S. from Cornell University and is based in the Washington DC area, where she lives with her family.

       

      ~ Images ~

      Photo credit: A Beyard
      Speaking credit: G Bell

      Flickr photostream: monicadear

       

      ~ Videos ~

       

      ~ Sample Articles ~

       

      ~ Blogger ~

       

      ~ Judge/Mentor ~
      Princeton Social Impact '16, '17
      Startup Weekend DC '16 (Social Good)

       

       

      ~ Speaker ~
      DC Startup Week '17

      STEEAMnista NYC '16

      Net2DC '16
      Working Mother '15 (#WorkMom Video series)
      Philly Women Tech Summit '15
      DrupalCamp Hawaii '11
      WordCamp Hawaii '08


       

      ~ Presenter/Panelist ~

      Hawaii Women's Business Center

      Young Women Social Entrepreneurs

      Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Francisco)

      Oakland City Council

       

       

      ~ Social Media ~
      Visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to share the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission via NASASocial, for social media.

    • Values

      ~ digital connections for the new millennium ~

      Communication

      Making space for a diversity of opinions, freely expressed and carefully considered, creates a better end outcome.

       

      Communication means we brainstorm, share, and evaluate all options to find the best solution.

       

      There are no stupid questions.

      Honesty

      We each face challenges and obstacles.

       

      Honesty means that we evaluate, accept where we currently stand, make a plan, and move forward, together.

       

       

       

      The truth always sets us free.

       

      Transparency

      Live in possibility, promise, and prosperity by evaluating your unique gifts and aligning with others to solve the world's needs.

       

      Be as clear as possible about what you need, what you offer, and how best to collaborate.

       

      "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." - Janis Joplin

       

    • Connecting

      I am open to connecting with your project, initiative, or startup.

       

      Please review my "match list" to determine if we're a good fit.

       

      Click "Send a Message" to access the contact form.

       

      Or, send an email to: monicasflores1+info (at) gmail (dot) com

       

    • Education

      Cornell University

      Environmental Systems Technology, Ag and Bio Engineering, BS

      Team win for contest in student engineering: "A Learning Car for Kids" - technology for children with developmental disabilities


      Activities: Work Study
      (Entrepot Deli, Risley Dining, Blauvelt Lab, PEWS ILR)
      Pianist at Catholic Mass
      Praxis Literary Journal

      Institute for Shipboard Education

      Spring Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh

      Travelled to 10 port cities in 100 days on the SS Universe


      Itinerary:

      Nassau, Bahamas
      La Guaira, Venezuela
      Salvador, Brazil

      Cape Town, South Africa

      Mombasa, Kenya

      Madras, India

      Penang, Malaysia

      Hong Kong

      Keelung, Taiwan

      Kobe, Japan

      Seattle, Washington, USA 

      Activities: Yearbook, Shipboard Auction

    • Contact

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