As many of you know I’ve been fortunate to be able to share my story through various channels such as Pantheon, where I was highlighted on their Hero Spotlight. https://pantheon.io/blog/pantheon-hero-spotlight-monica-flores-technical-project-manager

Drupal as a tool is such an amazing, powerful, and straightforward content management system that allows even new users a great opportunity to build products/services to advance your own goals.

I’ll be presenting on Drupal as a content management system, spun up on the Pantheon platform, as part of my offerings at various conferences and panels including at upcoming Women in Tech Summits. Due to COVID-19 we’ve moved many of our talks online, but as you and I know, remote learning can be done (it’s a challenge but is still workable), and with the right amount of support, we can fulfill most of the basics of remote learning. …


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Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

(This story was originally published at The Nook Online)

Establishing a pipeline of interested candidates, and actively recruiting, interviewing, and hiring those candidates, might be your organization’s best way to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in your staff workforce.

Here are ten of the top ways to integrate better, more thoughtful practices into your hiring procedures in an effort to build more inclusionary practices into your overall company culture.

Tip 1) Evaluate the job title

Look at current job-seeking tools like indeed.com, glassdoor.com, and other benchmarks for your industry to make sure your current job title, description, and range of responsibilities is appropriate and normal for that role. It might be a modification of the title or level, i.e. the difference between “Senior Product Manager” vs. “Product Manager” vs. “Project Manager” vs. …


I’ve been posting to Instagram using a combination of Canva and Buffer, and I’ve had the great fortune to have an inspiring collection of images created for the Female Founders and Investors network.

Want me to send you one of the inspiring quotes through your phone? Send a text “QUOTE” to #213–261–0305 and my “mebot” will send you one of my favorites.

Submit your favorite inspirational quote here: http://bit.ly/suggestquote for evaluation and potential addition into that mix.

Here’s a copy of all the quotes that I’ve collected, and you can find them moving forward, as we focus on supporting United States based female founders at http://instagram.com/femalefounders1


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I’m in! 👐

I just got my all access pass to The Wing #thewing, where I’m planning to be based out of the Georgetown branch, spending Fridays there and getting to know other women techies, founders, investors, doers and dreamers in the DC area.

What’s great about this membership network is the opportunity to have a home base when traveling, with 3 branches in NYC and one in SF, and new branches opening up in LA, London, Toronto, Seattle, and Chicago. Also, beautiful, inspiring amenities with a female focus, which is so different from “regular” coworking spaces (I see you lactation room and pretty pink design). …


My 2018 Reading Challenge

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https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/11224732

It’s been a fun year so far in terms of reading.

I’ve been implementing more of a focus on what I enjoy, rather than some hard deadlines I would give myself for prior challenges (i.e. 100 books in the challenge two years ago — it seemed like a good idea at the time, but in hindsight, this was too much for me).

Starting on the plane on the way back from a family trip to London in January, with “Nod” by Adrian Barnes (RIP), and recently finishing up in early November with a graphic novelization of “Game of Thrones,” I’ve had time to enjoy and do a lot more deeper diving into both fiction and non-fiction. …


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Changemakers 2016 retreat

Demographic trends point to the United States population fully transforming into a multi-racial majority by 2044 (United States Census Bureau). Non-profit organizations face the same challenge that corporations, businesses, and the federal government face — to evolve to better meet the needs of new audiences, new clients, new board and staff members, and new ways of collaborating in a society where no one type of person holds dominance.

Where are we at?

  1. Savvy teams engaging with, employing, and supporting stakeholders in a workforce environment fulfill the dreams of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and don’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. …


About two and a half years ago I started keeping track of my reading habit at GoodReads.com — connect with me there. I’m thoroughly enjoying the annual “Reading Challenge” they offer.

This year my goal is to read 50 books, and I’ve read 35 books so far. I think I’m on track to complete the challenge.

A word on goals: aim high and always do your best. In 2016, I attempted to read 100 books in the year. …


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WOCinTech Chat (source)

Social entrepreneurs are our world’s best resource: by bringing new technologies and new ways of thinking to age-old problems, they are helping solve for the future and they are envisioning and co-creating our shared reality.

Here are 10 resources for emerging social entrepreneurs. If you are working to make a difference, or you have an idea that you’d like to pilot or take to scale, make sure to surround yourself with like-minded people who are interested in the same issues.

Books

Here’s the top three books I recommend for the field.

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Building Social Business on Amazon

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