Tagged Monique Wingard

2017 Hustle Her Way Summit

I had the privilege of closing out the 2017 #hustleHERway Summit as the moderator for a panel of female founders! Kyshira Moffett gave me a homework assignment that included doing more speaking engagements. Before I could come up with an excuse for not completing the assignment, she said, “I’m looking for a moderator for the summit,…

#GivingTuesday is the New Black

I skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But I spent #GivingTuesday celebrating social entrepreneurship with uBack! #thatssoWiSTEM At the launch of uBack Giving Tuesday event. @1871Chicago @ubackforgood pic.twitter.com/lEM0i2klrO — Medici (@medicimuseums) November 30, 2016   #1871Chicago + #WiSTEM celebrated giving back last night with @ubackforgood! #upshow pic.twitter.com/xkxQq1i7lo — 1871 Chicago (@1871Chicago) November 30, 2016  …

Black Girls Can Fly!

Black Girls (Can) Fly! is a play about a ten-year-old girl from Chicago named Bessie Mae. Drive-by shootings, school closings, and Black Lives Matter protests have taken a toll on young Bessie Mae. Her fear, of staying alive, has forced her to stay indoors. She does not understand why anyone would want to leave their…

Welcome to Chicago! #BGCChi2016

This campus is beautiful! Can’t wait to come back tomorrow for the first Black Girls Code – Chicago workshop! Follow the hashtag online for updates on the newest addition to the #ChiTech scene for youth! 

Chicago Discover Engineers Week

The Chicago Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers hosted a day-long event today for students ranging in age from 5 to 17. When we reached the speed networking session, I thought, “Well, I guess I’ll have to skip this part.” But the moderator insisted that another girl (who is a social worker) and…

#QOTD: Marva Collins

I could never be a 100% tablet/iPad/laptop person. There’s just nothing like pulling back the page of a new or favorite book! A guy sitting near me at the coffee shop is reading a book about one of my Sheroes, #MarvaCollins. I asked to snap a pic so I have something to refer back to…

Party With a Purpose

I had the privilege of meeting FM SUPREME almost a year ago at Trinity United Church of Christ. On this particular evening, I was serving as a volunteer for a church sponsored event called, “Party with a Purpose.” This was a unique event that not only commemorated the anniversary of Pastor Otis Moss, III but…

Charlene Carruthers | BYP 100

With every tragedy and injustice against black youth, one group has maintained a strong presence on the frontlines and in large numbers online. Knowledge, voice, and action are the three basic concepts of The Black Youth Project (BYP). Charlene Carruthers, the young woman behind the #BYP100 movement told Ebony Magazine that, “Genuine engagement and concern…