• ABOUT

    ~ making a measurable difference through technology, teams, and communities ~

    Monica S. Flores facilitates the development of digital products as a technical project manager, currently on staff at Lullabot, a digital agency focused on Drupal.

     

    Since 2004 she has supported US & global organizations on how to best reach their online communities, make sales, and share information.

     

    Clients and employers include IBM, Green America, the GIST Network for the U.S. Department of State, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

     

    As a full-stack developer, using Drupal since 2008 and working with agile methods since 2014 to build 200+ websites, she is a proponent of using technology to solve problems, connect communities, and build more effective change-making teams.

    She believes each of us has an ability and obligation to use our unique knowledge, ideas, and talents to make a measurable difference.

     

    Flores builds and leads teams, explains business processes, prioritizes functional specifications to budget, creates database architecture, & implements systems.

     

    She is passionate about leadership, sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, and technology and science and she speaks, writes, and presents on these topics.

     

    Flores is the recipient of the 2018 NTENny award, given to those "who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our sector, driving our community forward and tirelessly working for excellence."

    Flores is an elected board member at Green America and chairs the board committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

     

    She is also on the NTEN faculty teaching data management classes for the Non-profit Technology Professional Certificate.

     

    A member at The Wing, she also supports women-focused ventures through the Female Founders Network.

     

    She believes in communication, honesty, and integrity.

     

    Additional highlights:

    • A "Year of Gratitude": bit.ly/gratitudeyear

       
    • Send "inspire" to 213-261-0305 to have her bot send you back an inspiring quote.

     

    • Photo: G Lodise

      Mission

      Make a positive difference
      through utilizing all of my knowledge, ideas, and talents
      to advance fairness, justice, safety, health, sustainability, and wellbeing.

       

    • VALUES

      ~ connecting as humans in the new millennium ~

      Communication

      It's important to make space for a diversity of opinions, freely expressed and carefully considered, by a cross-section of individuals.

       

      This creates a better end outcome.

       

      Communication means brainstorming, sharing, and evaluating all options to find the best solution.

       

      There are no stupid questions.

      Honesty

      We each face challenges and obstacles.

       

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

       

      One day at a time...

      One moment at a time.

       

      The truth always sets us free.

       

      Sharing

      Identify your unique gift and align with others to solve the world's pressing needs.

       

      Be as clear as possible about

      • what you need
      • what you offer
      • how best to collaborate

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

       

    • Articles

      Blogging since 2007.

      More Posts

    • Past Talks:

       

      Videos: 

      • http://bit.ly/monicasfloresvideo
         
      • Intro to Drupal: Setting up a Pantheon install of Drupal 8 bit.ly/introtodrupal slides
         
      • Case Study: Converting to Drupal: Architecture, timeline, requirements to move a website onto Drupal 8. link
         
      • Five Tips to Increase Leadership Capacity: For women in leadership link
         
      • Developing Good Data Practice
        Data structures, content types, and planning for data collection link
         
      • Action Plan for Diversity, Equity,& Inclusion 
        How to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into an organization link
         
      • Six Ways to Fail Forward 
        Learning how to fail is essential  link
         
      • 10 Tips Learned Backpacking the World
        Ten tips learned from the road. lin

    • Public Engagement

      Speaker

      • Midatlantic Women in Tech Summit, Speaker '20
         
      • The Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Technology: Panelist, Global Entrepreneurship Week DC '19
         
      • Raleigh Women in Tech Summit, Speaker '19
         
      • Startup Weekend DC '16 Speaker and Judge
         
      • STEEAMnista NYC Speaker Panel '16
         
      • Net2DC Speaker '16
         
      • DC Web Women '15 Entrepreneurship Series
         
      • Working Mother Video Series '15 #WorkMom
         
      • Philly Women in Tech Summit, Panelist '15
         
      • DrupalCamp Hawaii Speaker '11
         
      • WordCamp Hawaii Speaker '08

      Moderator / Host / Judge / Advisor

      • Drupal Hawaii Organizer '20
         
      • Moderator, Holding Space for LGBTQIA Inclusion in Technology:  Global Entrepreneurship Week DC '19
         
      • Host, GIST Tech-I Pitch Competition Bahrain '19
         
      • DC Startup Week, Advisor '17
         
      • Princeton Social Impact Judge '18, '17, '16
         
      • NASA Goddard '15 social media coverage
         
      • DrupalCamp Hawaii Organizer '11

      Community Involvement

      • DC Fem Tech Leadership Team, '20
         
      • NTENny Awardee '18, '19
         
      • Session Advisory Committee, NTEN '19
         
      • Campbell Elementary PTA VP Programs '19
         
      • Board Chair, Green America Subcommittee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion '18
         
      • Green America Board Member, '18, '19, '20
         
      • Girl Scouts Leader: 2008-current
    • FULL BIOGRAPHY

      Since 2004, Monica S. Flores (@monicasflores) has built websites and led teams for large-scale digital projects, supporting U.S. and global clients such as IBM, Green America, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Changemakers.com, the U.S. Department of State, Global Entrepreneurship Network, the GIST Network, and over two hundred projects for government, public agencies, trade associations, non-profits, e-commerce, and startups.

       

      Because of her interest in online communities, she frequently advises those building new products, and she consults with leadership teams on building and leading effective teams, understanding business processes, prioritizing functional specifications to budget, creating database architecture, & implementing systems.

      Her current focus is on managing large-scale web development projects, including redesign, refactoring, and digital platform buildout, as well as building and supporting teams of designers, developers, and coders.

       

      She is passionate about leadership, sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, and technology and science as tools for positive social change. She speaks and writes about web development, diversity/equity/inclusion, entrepreneurship, and women in business.

      Flores is a current board member at Green America and chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion board committee. She teaches for the Nonprofit Technology Network's Professional Certification.

      She started the Female Founders Network (https://femalefounders.network), which offers 1000+ member group at bit.ly/femalefoundersLinkedIn

       

      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 a family real estate group (2015- ) and was an advisor to MAAN Softwares Inc. (2016-). She received the NTENny award (2018 and 2019) for "going above and beyond in their commitment to our sector, driving our community forward and tirelessly working for excellence."

       

      She is interested building community, fostering connectedness, and advancing technology to create a better world.

      ~ Images ~

      Headshot credit: G Lodise
      Speaking credit: G Bell

      Flickr photostream: monicadear

    • EDUCATION

      Cornell University

      B.S. in Environmental Systems Technology,
      Division of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
      Cornell University

      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

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