Date: October 14, 2021
12:30–1:30 p.m. Eastern
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central
9:30–10:30 a.m. Pacific
Location: ZOOM webinar (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)
Monika co-founded Altura Capital in 2005. Altura Capital is a diverse, results-driven social impact investment firm, led by a team with 110+ years of collective experience in private equity, private debt, and company building. Altura’s purpose is to transform societies through entrepreneurial success. Altura specializes in the small and lower middle markets with an emphasis on investments in low- and moderate-income (LMI) businesses, and those with diverse ownership, and focuses on the following industries: consumer products, business services, specialty manufacturing and healthcare.
In her 30-plus-year career, Monika has focused on offering significant returns to investors while delivering valuable economic impact to communities.
In 2012, guided by her conviction that small and diverse businesses needed much stronger financial solutions and access to corporate markets, Monika co-founded Small Business Community Capital, one of the few Latina-led SBIC funds in the United States. SBCC and Altura are playing a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and corporations working together to harness opportunities.
Monika and the firms she leads have won numerous awards for their work building financial capacity and strong, scalable businesses in minority and underserved communities. In multiple years, Latino Leaders Magazine recognized her as one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in Hispanic USA and one of the Top 15 Latinos in Finance.
In 2010, she became the first Latina to ever receive the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award in Business, the highest honor for Latinos by Latinos.
NP’s “Let’s Talk!” series showcases dynamic female leaders across all industries by inviting them to speak about their career journey and path to leadership—their ups and downs and key moments that made an impact on their lives and careers.
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