Monica Mendez

Director of Talent & Leadership Programs

(616) 771-0315

Headshot of Monica Mendez
Headshot of Monica Mendez

About Me

Monica Mendez spent the first 15 years of her career as a bicultural, bilingual business professional managing world renowned brands. While finding success in the corporate world, she felt drawn to causes with community impact. Now, as the Director of Talent and Leadership Programs at the Grand Rapids Chamber, Monica is an ally in building this community. She serves as a leader in strategy, development, and facilitation of ATHENA Grand Rapids, Latina Connect, OutPro, in addition to the Chamber’s leadership programs. Her role is to be a community connector that creates systems impact through collaboration and relationship building.

Monica believes in the power of transformation and is inspired by the collective power of community. These values drive every aspect of her life and work. Armed with knowledge, experience, and a piensa positivamente attitude, Monica seeks to build a better community together.

Fun Facts:

  • Monica loves popping into Oh Hello! every time she’s walking downtown. They have the best gifts and accessories!
  • Coffee meetings at some of our minority/women own coffee shops is Monica’s favorite way to connect with local leaders.
  • Favorite Chamber event: ATHENA Awards Celebration