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Dec. 16, 2021

S2E6: Black Women Leading in Nonprofit Spaces with Monique Childress

S2E6: Black Women Leading in Nonprofit Spaces with Monique Childress

In this episode, our special guest, Monique Childress, non-profit strategy consultant and Principal of Horizon Advisory Group, shares about her community building work in support of  Black women nonprofit leaders.   We discuss some of the...


In this episode, our special guest, Monique Childress, non-profit strategy consultant and Principal of Horizon Advisory Group, shares about her community building work in support of  Black women nonprofit leaders.

 

We discuss some of the unique experiences of Black women in the nonprofit space, how Black women are persisting in spite of misdirected and inequitable philanthropy, and Monique’s insights on what’s needed for holistic resilience in this season.  Additionally, we tap into Monique’s expertise to learn how we can use a strategic planning framework to assess and map out our career journeys.

 

Monique also shares her story of how a moment of organic connection led to her collaborating and launching the Sista Nonprofit Network initiative, a virtual safe space for women of the African diaspora in nonprofit leadership roles. 

 

Guest Bio 

Monique Childress is the Founder and Principal of Horizon Advisory Group in Atlanta, GA, which provides organizational strategy services for purpose-driven organizations committed to supporting and improving the lives of underrepresented communities. Horizon’s mission is to help these organization leaders to define the path to their next horizon through strategic planning, organizational development, and facilitated stakeholder collaboration. She possesses ten years’ experience in organizational strategy planning and consulting for nonprofits, small businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations. 

 

Prior to Horizon, she held leadership roles in Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s Advisory practice and Accenture’s Talent & Organization Strategy practice where she worked with client executive and senior leadership teams on large-scale human capital strategy and transformation efforts. A Chicago native, Monique holds a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She has also completed additional professional training in Human-Centered Design with the LUMA Institute; Design Sprints with AJ&Smart; an advanced facilitation training on “Presencing Race, Gender, & Collective Healing”; and Diversity in the Workplace (certificate) through the University of South Florida. 

 

In her spare time, Monique teaches yoga, volunteers as Treasurer for the Atlanta Unbound Academy’s Board of Directors, and she is a mentor with Emory University’s Start:ME business training program.

 

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Podcast Music & Production: Marshall Knights 

Graphics: Olayinka Ajibola

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