Speaker Bio

Full Biography

Monica S. Flores has worked as a web developer, information architect, engineering manager, chief technology officer, and advisor to international and domestic clients such as Ashoka Changemakers, Princeton University, the U.S. Department of State, and 240+ international and national customers in business, government, and education.

Because of her interest in building communities online, she is frequently asked to advise startup groups on emerging projects. She consults with leadership teams on strategic planning, metrics management, and product lifecycle development. 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 Handbook series, she is passionate about leadership, innovation, education, and technology, and she speaks and writes about social justice, environmental sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

She co-founded 10K Group web consulting (2004-), founded and sold A Successful Woman (2006-2012), co-founded Gramercy & Co. (2010-2017), sits on the board of RCLS Corp. real estate (2015-) and advises MAAN Softwares Inc. (2016-). She currently staffs Green America, and advises emerging projects that #makeapositivedifference by building community, fostering connectedness, and advancing technology to create a better world. She received her B.S. from Cornell University.

A Year of Gratitude (slides): http://bit.ly/gratitudeyear
Inspirational downloads: http://tinyurl.com/inspirationalslides
Send an SMS: QUOTE to 213-261-0305


On Why Being a Role Model is So Important for Women in Tech

What Career Opportunities Exist for Girls Interested in Tech?

What’s Most Fulfilling About a Career in Tech?

My Best Advice for Girls Considering a Career in Tech

What Motivated me to Launch a Tech Career?

How can a #WorkMom Thrive in a Tech Career?

What Special Qualities do Working Mothers offer?






Social Media

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Twitter: @monicasflores

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2017 Marymount University Career Event

Supervisor Remarks, Intern program

2016 STEEAMnista Summit 2016 – NYC

Panelist at event focused on increasing the participation, visibility, leadership, and celebrating the achievements of women* across S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) + Entrepreneurship + Makers.


2016 Net2DC


2015 DC Web Women Speaker Series

I am writing to say a huge thank you for being part of the first DCWW Entrepreneurship series event. Your presence and presentation last night were simply amazing.

– Ruxi Giura

2015 Philly Women in Tech Summit, Speaker Panel “Women Helping Women”

THANK YOU so much for all your hard work you put into the Philly Women In Tech Summit! Your perspective added so much value to the panel. You ladies were AMAZING! The work that you do to help encourage women and young girls is incredible and I appreciate you sharing your journey. Without you couldn’t have pulled the off. It was such a pleasure working with you and I hope to keep in touch. I’d love to see you again at next year’s conference!

– Ashley Turner

Sample talks:

Five Tips to Increase Our Leadership Capacity

Overview: Women deserve greater opportunities for financing, mentorship, and advancement – we consistently seek more responsibility (and better pay), and we simultaneously navigate the path that leads to leadership opportunities. Learn five specific ways to increase demand for your expertise by “putting yourself out there”, giving yourself a chance to #failforward, facilitating professional development within your organization, operating around deliverables/results, and mentoring the next generation. link to presentation

Learning to Fail Forward: Embracing Failure on your Journey to Success

Women with skills, enthusiasm, and determination face a wide-open future. Many of us learn fortitude and flexibility by starting, growing, scaling, or in many cases, failing in our new venture. We’ll review six lessons in the entrepreneurial journey that help you embrace change, learn from past mistakes, and move forward in your next opportunity. link to presentation

Ten Tips to Travel the World

Use these tips to plan your journey of discovery. Voyage into the world with effective equipment, a positive attitude, and this roadmaps to know who you are, where you are going, and how you will get to where you want to be. link to presentation

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