• Monique Woodard Innovation Month Startup Crawl

    Innovation Month Startup Crawl

  • Monique Woodard and Donna Karan

    Monique Woodard & Donna Karan

  • Monique Woodard Moderates Customer Development Panel

    Monique Woodard Moderates Customer Development Panel

  • Monique Woodard - Conference Panel

    Monique Woodard Moderates Startup PR Panel

  • Monique Woodard at Mozilla HQ

    @ Mozilla HQ

I'm Monique Woodard -- consumer product and civic innovation pro, entrepreneur, and all around girl geek about town.

I'm a former Innovation Fellow with the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, co-founder of Black Founders and the Ideas Are Worthless conference and regularly speak on entrepreneurship and the digital divide.

I also created Speak Chic -- the mobile app that helps you pronounce fashion brands.

I have been interviewed on topics around startups, entrepreneurship, and diversity for NPR, ZDNet, KPOO radio, TheRoot, and Essence Magazine.

Currently available for consulting projects and speaking engagements. Go ahead...holla!

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San Francisco's Living Innovation Zone

There, Not There: Anonymity and Timebox Constraints as Catalysts for Innovation

Before SnapChat, we lived with the understanding that things we shared on the internet were permanent and potentially public. Somewhere, somehow, they lived on in someone’s photo stream or in a hamster-driven server farm where they were waiting to creep back up on us just as we were plotting our run for political office. SnapChat’s […]


How I Spent 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

Here’s to another year. My 2013 was one of the busiest and most fulfilling of my life and 2014 is already promising new opportunities and experiences. I always like to take a look back before diving head first into the new, so here’s a roundup of what happened and the one resolution I’ll make for […]


I’m Live Tweeting a Day in My Life for NPR’s Tell Me More #NPRBlacksinTech

NPR’s Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders — this time, to recognize black innovators in technology. African-Americans represent just 5 percent of America’s scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation. Tell Me More is asking African-American entrepreneurs and […]

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