Monique Aiken is the Managing Director at The Investment Integration Project, an applied research and consulting firm with a recently launched SaaS platform called SAIL, the Systems Aware Investing Launchpad. Monique is co-founder of Make Justice Normal, a nonprofit collective focused on narrative change, and host of their podcast, “Into the Record”. She is also cofounder of the ReStarter Fund, an economic and climate justice initiative aiming to be a small business lifeline in these unique times. She is also a Contributing Editor at ImpactAlpha where she is a biweekly host of the “Briefing” podcast and past host of ‘The Reconstruction’, a 24-episode long form interview podcast series.
Monique has been guiding investors in aligning their social impact and investment objectives for over a decade, after nearly 15 years in financial services with Bank of America, Citigroup, and Deutsche Bank. In addition to TIIP, her +10 years of impact experience includes time as Vice President of Programs, at Mission Investors Exchange, a 250+ member network for outcomes focused practitioners in impact investing; Director at Tideline, a boutique strategy consultant in impact investing; and Project Manager for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project at the Clinton Foundation. Monique serves on the Investment Committee for the NYU Impact Investment Fund, the Steering Committee for the Intentional Endowments Network and the Board of Responsible Alpha. She also serves as a Board Member of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and on the Advisory Board for the Global Bio Fund, a gendersmart biotech and wellness ecosystem and venture fund.
A proud Toigo, CGSM, SEO, and INROADS alum, Monique earned her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business where she specialized in Financial Instruments and Markets, and a B.Sc. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Monique is a first-generation Jamaican-American, plays the tenor saxophone (badly), loves coffee, tea and travel (pre-covid at least) and is conversant in Spanish, Portuguese, and un petit peu of French. Monique is also a newly minted children’s book author and lives in +100yr old fixer-upper in New Jersey with her husband and their delightful preschool aged son, who is her inspiration.
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