Anyone who knows me personally will tell you how much I love networking.  I get super motivated when I meet new people and hear about what they’re up to so of course I got excited when I first discovered the networking group I’m sharing in today’s #theFridayFavs:


Monarq is the brainchild of Diana Murakhovskaya & Irene Ryabaya - two gals from Wall Street who decided to leave finance and join the world of tech together.

These ladies have created a movement and soon-to-be-launched app that works to connect women in their respective cities who have similar ideas in common and might want to hang together.

While I love what Monarq is all about - two things I noticed this duo does often that we can all learn from and apply to our own projects:

1 - Start before you’re ready.

Notice that these ladies didn’t wait until their app was launched to create their social media profiles and build a following. They're still in the beta stage but have taken the leap to put the word out about their product so when they do launch, they've already created a market for it.


Monarq actively & publicly champions other women who they're inspired by. When everyone is posting their highlight reel to Facebook & Instagram, its easy for jealousy and self-comparison to creep in but nothing good comes of it. There's room for everyone at this party called success and no need to take others down on our way up.

“There’s room for everyone at this party called success.” - Tweet This!

No matter what you’re working on, know that you don’t have to go it alone. There are networking groups, incubators, masterminds and workshops all over the country to help you hit your goals and get your ideas off the ground.