Tagged Monique Wingard

A Declaration to Myself and Civic Tech

When I started The Civic Tech Collective as a blog on WordPress, it was with the intention of building a mega-resource of ALL THINGS civic technology, from the latest news about little-known founders using technology to generate positive impact in their community, to creating a portal of resources—boot camps, funding, university-level programs—for anyone embarking on…

#BlackWomenLead: Chisholm Legacy Brunch

On Sunday, March 31st, Higher Heights hosted a special virtual Sunday Brunch to celebrate the late Shirley Chisholm’s legacy featuring a conversation with newly elected Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Lucy Mcbath (GA-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14)—and I was one of the virtual hosts! This Sunday Funday was full of good eats and even better conversation around how we…

Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

“I’ve had an interest in public affairs for quite some time. My introduction to being a social entrepreneur comes from my parents who have both served (and continue to) in public service. However, it was more than likely the countless times I tagged along with my grandmother to Southwest Priority Board meetings in Dayton, Ohio…

Invest in the Future

Are you looking for your next opportunity to make an impact? Consider this a sign and click on one or all three links below to find out how you can contribute to building a new generation of leaders: The Academy Group The Academy Group is a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial…

#blackgirlsgather

ARE YOU YOUR SISTER’S KEEPER? FROM BLOG TO MULTIMEDIA POWERHOUSE I recently had the honor of meeting Founder and Editor-in-Chief of For Harriet, Kimberly Foster. As an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 2010, Foster decided to start a blog with the aim of raising the level of discourse surrounding Black women. In 7 years, the blog…

Be Encouraged.

What. A. Week… And it’s only Wednesday. But I’m pushing through! How about you? Here’s a good challenge to embark on this month or maybe even the rest of the year: Count your blessings more than your burdens. No, really. Start a Blessing Jar, a journal, or use Post It notes! I have them all…

My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first Fear Paradox. But any and all anxiety went away when I met a really nice lady on the elevator ride to the 19th floor of Merchandise Mart. She introduced herself as just, “Lola.” But I soon found out that she was “THE Lola P. Wright,” Spiritual…