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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox®
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Monica H. Kang is an international entrepreneur, speaker, and author who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. As the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica helps clients reconnect with their creativity in order to build teams, leaders, and cultures that are productive, innovative, and unstoppable. She works with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits. 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). She is also the author of Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work. Prior to founding InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert in international affairs. She holds a M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

SKILLS

Innovation, Creative Problem Solving, Executive Leadership

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MEET GIORGIO SCHIPANI: A PASSIONATE AUDIO ENGINEER

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It’s InnovatorsBox’s 6th Birthday! 6 Key Lessons I Learned In That Time

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5 Ways To Say Thank You At Work Aside From Company Gifts Or Bonuses

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Beyond the Box | Resilient LGBTQ+ Innovators

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