Official Short Bio
Monica H. Kang is the Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox® and the Author of Rethink Creativity and Have You Seen My Friends?. An internationally recognized expert in workplace creativity, she facilitates culture transformation, leadership development, and team building in a way that is fun, actionable, and relatable. Monica works with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Her work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.
Official Full Bio
Monica H. Kang is the Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox®, the Author of Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire and Thrive at Work and Have You Seen My Friends?, and the host of two podcasts—Dear Workplace and Curious Monica. She is an internationally recognized expert in workplace creativity who facilitates culture transformation, leadership development, and team building in a way that is fun, actionable, and relatable.
Monica provides consulting, training, facilitation, and keynote speaking to clients worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits. She also supports organizations, professionals, and entrepreneurs through the InnovatorsBox® Academy and the programs she co-creates with her strategic partners, including Adapt to Grow and Culture of Analytics.
Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to founding InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.
Children’s Book Short Author Bio
Korean American Monica H. Kang grew up with an inquisitive spirit. Why can’t everyone be creative and show up as themselves, no matter where they work? After working in five industries and realizing how important creativity is, she made it her mission to unlock creativity for all. The award-winning author and founder of InnovatorsBox® hope that all readers will find joy in reconnecting with their creativity, curiosity, and courage as they read this series.
→ The rise of working from home - Economist (April, 2021)
→ InnovatorsBox® Gets More Creative Amid Pandemic - We USA (Vol 3, 2021)
→ Secrets of Creativity: Interview with Monica Kang - Penn Innovators (April, 2021)
→ Monica Kang: Creativity and Innovation Warrior - Lifewire (March, 2021)
→ How I Work: Monica Kang, CEO of InnovatorsBox - Technically (Feb, 202o)
→ Meet the #Firestarters: The Social Entrepreneur. Monica Kang’s Movement to Preserve Innovation - Movement Maker Collective, By Terri Broussard Williams (Oct, 2020)
→ [ALC 2019] 모니카 강 "대인관계, 'Who·How·Why' 만 기억하세요" - Chosun Ilbo (May, 2019)
→ Let’s Grow: Fear of creativity limits opportunities - The Daily Memphian (Feb 2019)
→ Small Business Champion Encourages Thinking Outside the Box - SCORE (May, 2019)
→ CEO BLOG: Keeping Creativity Alive - Support KC (2018)
→ Announcing the participants of 2018 YSEALI Summit - The Asia Foundation (Nov, 2018)
→ Social Sector Influencer Series - Monica Kang - Nonprofit HR (Oct, 2018)
→ Monica Kang, CEO of Innovatorbox, lectures on the power of creativity in Boston - Boston Korea (Sept, 2018)
→ Young innovators: Monica Kang of InnovatorsBox - WeWork (April, 2017)
→ TheBridge profile: Monica Kang - The Bridge (March, 2017)
→ Female Disruptors: Monica Kang is rethinking creativity - Thrive Global (2017)
→ Monica Kang: We're all creatives - DC Tech Stories (Aug 2017)
→ 9 Pro Tips to Slay the First Day at a New Job - Brit+Co (April, 2017)
→ Monica Kang on Thinking Like an Outsider, the Importance of Asking Questions, and the Power of Self-Awareness – Cracking Creativity Episode 62 - Cracking Creativity Podcast (Oct, 2016)
→ Monica Kang wants to ‘redefine creativity’ - Technically (Oct, 2016)
Awards & Recognitions
🏆 2022 Global Top Remote Influencer by Remote
🏆 Gold Winner for Non Fiction – Education/Learning, by Midwest Independent Publishers Association
🏆 2021 Global Top Remote Influencer by Remote
🏆 2021 Gold Awards from Mom’s Choice Awards for Best Children’s Books
🏆 Top 100 MBE Awards from the Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council
🏆 Womanpreneur Under 40 of the Year
🏆 Just Ambitious Small Business Award from the DC Women’s Business Center.
🏆 50 On Fire by DC Inno
🏆 WEX Award by Women Empower Expo
🏆 NextGen Women Business Entity Award by WBENC
🏆 The White House Nation of Makers
🏆 Timmy Award (1st Runner Up)
🏆 American Small Business Championship Award by The SCORE Foundation
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