On Being a VC Who Travels

“If you travel long enough, every story becomes a novel.” — Gloria Steinem On the Road/Off the Road I just finished reading My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem’s first-person account of her travels and being an activist who was (and still is) known for being in all of the places that it makes sense […]

Staying Alive

Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get the next one. Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get […]

Call Your Customers

The most important tool to finding product-market fit is in your hand right now and a lot of founders are too scared to use it. Pick up the phone and call your customers. It seems obvious, but every single time I suggest it to founders, they act like I just told them to remove their own […]

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Social Media Week San Francisco

Sex, Race and Social Media – A Social Media Week Panel

I’m so excited! I’m speaking on my first Social Media Week panel and the topic is Sex, Race and Social Media. I will be speaking with some other incredibly accomplished entrepreneurs and media strategists who work in the intersection of tech and entertainment. One of the points we’ll be covering is how the George Lucas-produced […]

Monique Woodard in Madame Noire online magazine

Monique Woodard Talks About Tech and the Speak Chic App in Madame Noire

The not-so-humble brag: I was covered in Madame Noire online magazine where I talked about launching the Speak Chic app and diversity in tech. Read an excerpt below and the entire article at Madame Noire. Madame Noire is back with the first profile of the year in my Women in Technology series.  I’m  kicking this […]

Social Media Week San Francisco

Social Media Week: Viral Video & Social Media Panel

Social Media Week wrapped up Day One with a viral video panel titled The Viral Business: How Social Media is Changing Brand Video Strategy. Moderated by Sharethrough CEO Dan Greenberg, the panel also included Ryan Lee (Mekanism), Josh Brandau (Pereira & O’Dell), Walter Haas (Levi’s), and Marcus Nelson (Salesforce). One of the huge takeaways from […]