Monique Linder, M.B.A. Data, Media & Communications Consultant

Linder’s love of community is poured into her work at Ujamaa Place. In her role analyzing data and reporting performance measurement to internal and external stakeholders, Linder’s immersion into qualitative and quantitative storytelling gives community a front row seat in learning about the obstacles the Ujamaa Men face and the work Ujamaa Place does to help the men overcome these obstacles.  Linder appreciates the commitment the men make to choose hope and to reverse the scars of a life lived in extreme poverty. As a data-centric organization, Linder trains the staff and coaches at Ujamaa Place to utilize data to support high-context mentoring and to continuously improve operation efficiency. Linder coordinated the development of Ujamaa’s cultural financial literacy curriculum and co-instructs the 10-week cohort offered throughout the year. Linder also teaches skills training in “Coding”, “Media Production” and “Podcasting” to assist the Ujamaa Men in being able to compete for high paying jobs in the 21st century.  Linder founded her company, OMG Digital Media Solutions, a media, entertainment and technology consulting firm in 2014. Linder is the Past-President of the Minnesota Alliance for Women in Media and currently serves as Board Member of the Better Business Bureau Serving Minnesota and North Dakota and on the St. Jude/ALSAC Advisory Council.  Linder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Linder authored “Disrupting Poverty,” a poverty study she performed while obtaining her MBA. Linder is also co-founder of the Minnesota Elder Nonviolence Coalition. Despite her many accomplishments, Linder says she is most proud of her advocacy work and service to the community.

Monique Linder, M.B.A. Data, Media & Communications Consultant

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Linder’s love of community is poured into her work at Ujamaa Place. In her role analyzing data and reporting performance measurement to internal and external stakeholders, Linder’s immersion into qualitative and quantitative storytelling gives community a front row seat in learning about the obstacles the Ujamaa Men face and the work Ujamaa Place does to help the men overcome these obstacles.  Linder appreciates the commitment the men make to choose hope and to reverse the scars of a life lived in extreme poverty. As a data-centric organization, Linder trains the staff and coaches at Ujamaa Place to utilize data to support high-context mentoring and to continuously improve operation efficiency. Linder coordinated the development of Ujamaa’s cultural financial literacy curriculum and co-instructs the 10-week cohort offered throughout the year. Linder also teaches skills training in “Coding”, “Media Production” and “Podcasting” to assist the Ujamaa Men in being able to compete for high paying jobs in the 21st century.  Linder founded her company, OMG Digital Media Solutions, a media, entertainment and technology consulting firm in 2014. Linder is the Past-President of the Minnesota Alliance for Women in Media and currently serves as Board Member of the Better Business Bureau Serving Minnesota and North Dakota and on the St. Jude/ALSAC Advisory Council.  Linder holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Linder authored “Disrupting Poverty,” a poverty study she performed while obtaining her MBA. Linder is also co-founder of the Minnesota Elder Nonviolence Coalition. Despite her many accomplishments, Linder says she is most proud of her advocacy work and service to the community.