Monique Edwards

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As an attorney, strategist, speaker, and author, Monique is a woman compelled to unleash the greatness in others. Her firm, Gravitas Executive Consulting, positions today’s corporate leaders for tomorrow’s C-suite challenges through leadership development, strategic visibility coaching, and spiritual renewal. Through Gravitas, Monique leverages 30 years of corporate executive experience to help female executives of color get the pay, promotion, power, and peace they deserve.


With her dynamic, high-impact coaching, Monique has transformed executives at Facebook, NBC Universal, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Morgan Stanley, Colgate Palmolive, Ernst & Young, American Express, and numerous other companies. Prior to founding Gravitas, Monique spent 20 years working as a corporate attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, business process outsourcing, and software licensing. In addition to her transactional practice, Monique was also a divisional general counsel, providing legal leadership on various matters for one of Honeywell International’s global business segments.


As a published author, Monique’s book “The Snatch Back: Reclaiming Your Life One Truth At A Time” empowers women to boldly reclaim their lives from the lies that have stolen their purpose, vitality, and impact. Monique earned her J.D. from New York University’s School of Law and her B.A. in Economics from Emory University. A certified Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coach, Monique has also studied organization leadership at M.I.T. When she’s not building others, Monique loves reading, fashion, and laughing out loud with her husband Lennon, and their two children. Monique looks forward to connecting via her website, Facebook and IG @MoniqueCarkumEdwards, or

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