• Photo: G Lodise

    Mission

    My personal mission is to make a measurable positive difference by using all of my knowledge and talents to advance fairness, justice, safety, health, sustainability, wellbeing, and education.

     

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

    Send "inspire" to 213-261-0305 for an inspiring quote

     

  • ABOUT

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

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

     

    Since 2004, she has supported US & global organizations on how to connect with their online communities, make sales, & share information for projects in e-commerce, national/global community-building, and customer engagement.  

    Flores has built 200+ websites, and she is a proponent of using technology to solve problems, bring people together, and build effective change-making teams.

     

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

     

    Flores builds and leads teams, prioritizes specifications to budget, creates data architecture, & implements systems.

    She speaks, writes, and presents on sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, and technology & science.

     

    She received the 2018 and 2019 NTENny Award, for those "who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our sector, driving our community forward and tirelessly working for excellence."

     

    Flores is on the board of Green America.

       

        She is an instructor for NTEN, teaching data management for the Non-profit Technology Professional Certificate.

         

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


        On Drupal since 2008 and agile since 2014, her clients/projects include IBM, Green America, Dept. of State GIST Network, and Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.

         

        • 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

           

        • Additional Experience

          • January 2004 - January 2014: Principal Developer/Managing Director, delivering 200+ websites for public agencies, membership groups, e-commerce, non-profits (Drupal 6, 7, 8) (view list)
             
          • 2002-2004: Policy Analyst evaluating community-based organizations serving children, youth, families for the City & County of San Francisco through JMPT Consulting
           

          Founder/Co-Founder Experience

           

          • 2010-2017: Co-founder, Gramercy & Co. e-commerce for home & fashion​
             
          • 2006-2012: Founder of A Successful Woman for success-oriented women 
             
          • 2004-2005: Founding board member, APA for Progress
            (1st internet advocacy group for Asian Pacific Islander Americans)

            Courses/Books/Videos

            2000-2002: The Odyssey World Trek for Service and Education, leader for pilot Mexico visit, travel team backpacking worldwide for 18 months creating educational content

             

            http://bit.ly/monicasfloresbooks


            http://bit.ly/monicasfloresvideo

             

            • Six Ways to Fail Forward
              Learning how to fail is essential link
               
            • 10 Tips Learned Backpacking the World
              Ten tips learned from the road. link
            • Articles

              Blogging since 2007.

              More Posts

            • Past Talks:

              • Seven Tips to Manage a Remote Workforce: http://bit.ly/irlsquadremotemgmt

                 

              • Intro to Drupal: Setting up a Pantheon install of Drupal 8,
                slides -  bit.ly/introtodrupal
                video -  http://bit.ly/drupalonpantheon-video 
                 
              • 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

            • Public Engagements

              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
            • 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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