About The Founder

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Monique Waters

Principal Communications Consultant

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.

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.

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.