Born and raised in the Bay Area, Monique has made it her mission to help others create businesses, residual income and to inspire others to dream freely.
She knew that she wanted to help others, but creating a career out of that just didn’t seem logical. So she went with her second love — Entertainment. A year after Monique graduated from high school, she landed a job at Clear Channel Communications, now known as iHeartMedia Inc., working for over 20 radio stations in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Atlanta. During her 5+ years there she wore several hats, spending her days doing Social Media Marketing, Promotions, Voice-Overs (Commercials), Blogging, Digital Analytics, and much more. As a result of hard work and amazing results, she earned positions at VH1, MTV, and MTV2. But even with an impressive resume, Monique still wasn’t able to afford to live on her own.
That’s when she decided to take a leap of faith. After quitting her job in 2016, Monique made a promise to herself to build for her last name even hard than she worked for years helping to build for a company she would never own. In that same breath, she vowed to help others do the same. “For years, I wanted to work in the entertainment industry,” she admits. “For a while I lived and breathed everything entertainment. But it took me working my dream job, to realize that that wasn’t going to get me to where I wanted to be in life. After all, my main goal was to help others — and at that point I couldn’t do a damn thing for anyone because I could barely help myself.”
During her transition from radio to full-time entrepreneur, Monique began to pursue her dreams of starting her own personal website focused around supporting entrepreneurs from all walks of life, determined to create their own income. Prior to this, Monique had experienced the pains and struggle of trying to hold on to your dreams, even while having a stable job. “I’ve just always wanted to be that help for someone else that I never got as an entrepreneur.” She admits, “I know how it feels to want to give up, but no one should ever make it a priority to work for someone else forever. If that’s what you believe in, that’s fine. Do what makes you happy. My parents just always taught me to dream bigger. And I can’t do that working for someone else for the rest of my life.”
As her blog numbers continued to soar, Monique Dee continued to support fellow entrepreneurs. But after an unexpected break caused by health issues, she took a break from her blog and eventually ended it. “I still love writing, but my passion is finding new and creative ways to be a blessing to others. I want to help inspire ownership.”
She is now a Business Owner, Financial Advisor, Web Master and Content Creator for MTV and Hot97’s own, Nessa, and Yandy Smith’s website Everything Girls Love. Monique also plays a leading role in Know Your Rights Camp — A youth camp and social justice movement funded by Colin Kaepernick.
Monique Dee prides herself in being a lover of love, old school music, and a firm believer in the power of ownership. But more importantly, expressing herself through every creative avenue that she embarks on, while encouraging others along the way. And from the looks of it, she isn’t stopping any time soon.