Mónica Romero

Business Liaison Manager | mromero@womenventure.org

Biography

Mónica came from Colombia to pursue a higher degree in business and, after graduating in 2000, has continually worked in economic and business development. Mónica has worked in different areas within the field, such as: assessing business ideas, packaging loans, helping in the creation and management of a business loan program and getting it CDFI certified.

Social Justice has played an important role throughout Mónica’s work career. Her work with clients has included facilitating the removal of barriers in accessing municipal and state regulatory and entity creation opportunities for limited English entrepreneurs.

Mónica’s first job in economic development was with WomenVenture. After continuing to build her career at other economic development agencies, Mónica is thankful to be back at WomenVenture. As the Business Liaison Manager, Mónica focuses on building and sustaining relationships that result in increased utilization of WomenVenture services by women of color.

In her spare time, Mónica can be found promoting Colombian culture with her kids, through dance, exhibits, and lectures, and teaching - with her kids - to reuse, reduce, and recycle!

Interesting Fact

Singer Shakira and I went to the same school, where we developed a passion for community work

Favorite Local Restaurant

Café Racer

Favorite Movie

The Sound of Music

Woman I Admire

Judge Sonia Sotomayor