H2O Strategies
A woman & minority owned communication advisory that works with cause-driven leaders across a range of sectors.

About the brand

Program
Pipeline Program

Our Value

It’s frustrating when you can’t get others to see the vision that you care so deeply about.

For over a decade Monique, founder of H2O Strategies, has worked side-by-side with non-profit leaders, CEO’s and members of Congress to deliver clarity, structure and guidance by developing a strategic communication plan. She's have created a plan that activates their cause, creative assets and even developed & managed their communications team from the ground up.

About the founder

Monique
Waters
Founder & Principal

An Introduction & Work History

Monique is a skilled communication strategist who has worked in both private and public sectors helping members of Congress and CEOs successfully engage stakeholders and national media outlets on front-facing issues of the day.

Monique has led an extensive career in public service as a national on-the-record spokesperson. She served as the press secretary for U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) where she was responsible for successfully garnering national media attention as Senator Booker pushed for criminal justice reform. Monique also served as communications director for former U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and as the campaign communications advisor for U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL), the youngest African American woman ever elected to serve in Congress. Monique also served an appointment as a spokeswoman in the Executive Office of Mayor Adrian Fenty.

Monique transitioned from the public sector to oversee corporate communication for EVERFI, an education technology startup funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. There she led media relations around the startup's historic $190 million Series D venture capital fund raise.

Striking Out On Her Own

In 2018, Monique established H2O Strategies, LLC. a woman and minority owned communication advisory that works with cause-driven leaders across a range of sectors. She is the author of Stick To The Plan, an ebook and interactive resource that guides readers of all ages how to develop and stick to their plan.

Her Education

Monique attended Rutgers University, Douglass College, in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Sociology and a certification in organizational leadership.

About the founder

Monique
Waters
Founder & Principal

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