1888 PressRelease – Challenges prepare us for greatness but being a team player prepare us for life.
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA – Let us all give a standing ovation to a man that is putting his blood, sweat and tears into a movement that will change lives forever. It started with a dream and vision to impact the next generation of women leaders and will end with heartfelt memories for years to come. Challenges prepare us for greatness but being a team player prepare us for life. In the world of women empowerment people are use to the traditional conventions and business conferences that are ran by women. A movement is not about following the pack, it’s about leading the pack to an unfamiliar territory that has the power to bring people closer together like never before.
“As a woman it is hard and scary to identify yourself, know what you want, know where you want to go and,decide how others perceive you. Breaking the sterotypes and limitations some still have regarding women not only inspires me but further motivates me to help make changes.” (Alicia Garcia, San Diego)
“Being able to connect with women varying in lifestyles, occupations and nationalities helps all of us find divergent and creative ways to develop and expand our brand. Connecting with someone from a differnt background but similar goals can give us different avenues to succeed.”(Shundra Thompson, Memphis)
“I believe in the betterment and progression of every female and I think it’s time for us to start helping each other and uplifting each other.”(Kenishia Green, New York)
Kenneth Monroe never had a handout. He is self made, every accomplishment was earned and he will never associate with anyone who doesn’t believe in contribution. He is only 32 but has been around long enough to know what it takes to be successful. This campaign has been an eye opener for a guy who normally doesn’t experience the frustrations that presented itself throughout the casting process. The percentage of talkers in the world out weighs the percentage of people that are about action by far. Society tells us to become successful you have to work hard. What we fail to realize is that most people want to tell you how to be successful when they haven’t even made it to that point. Any real successful person will tell you that it takes money to make money and it takes money to expand. Successful people don’t make excuses why they can’t do something, they find a way to get it done. That key element shows drive, it shows determination and it seperates a individual from the next.
Monroe created a brilliant challenge that showed him alot about up and coming women. It showed him the women that are ready for success and it showed him the women that have a long way to go before they will ever expand if they ever do. Each individual was responsible for getting 15 guests to buy a very cheap ticket to a red carpet mixer that will take place in each city of during the campaign. The mixer is about teaching the women the importance of networking, branding and getting in touch with the people. Monroe felt that if the mixer is about them and for them then they should be able to handle a simple task since they are not asked to do much throughout this campaign. He gave them details but he left out certain details on purpose so that he can see what women fits the description of this campaign. As with everything else in life, some people fail while others succeed.
“I think it was straight to the point. Work, and be willing to work, or don’t participate. No one is here to waste time. His passion for the campaign made it clear that he had no hidden agenda, but that he truly wants to help women succeed.”(Chiara Montonati, Los Angeles)
“I found it interesting that his approach was to put the success of the campaign in the hands of the participating women. It solidifies what this project is all about: empowerment, earning, teamwork and work ethic”.(Randi Deuce, Las Vegas)
When Monroe was creating this project, he was a stranger to the women and they were strangers to him. What has made him successful over the years is that he understands love. When you think of love you think of a strong connection. To produce a campaign with many different type of women from all over the nation you have to earn their trust. You have to make them feel comfortable, make them understand that you have their best interest, make them understand that they can come to you if they need to talk, they have to know that you won’t judge them and most importantly you have to sink your teeth into their hearts.
“I instantly felt a connection with Monroe. He has such a positive energy and always has a smile on his face which is fantastic. He has been a great mentor for me ever since I met him. I value his experience, and always appreciate his driven attitude, and business minded perspective.”(Megan Heller, Las Vegas)
“I am the type of person who does my research before considering anything. After researching Monroe I was in awe of how successful he is so I was kind of intimidated but after talking to him I really grew empowered and could sense his drive and it made me more driven. He is such a smart man but he is so giving. His hustle is amazing and I want to be like that.”(Brittany Anderson, San Diego)
“He is such a humble gentleman and he genuinely loves helping people. He is ambitious and knows how to connect with everyone.”(Hannah Priore, Phoenix)
“I realized he is all about business and he is always doing some type of project. He seemed like a very professional man. Then I met him and he was not what I expected at all. He was very down to earth and very articulate. He had a work hard play hard attitude towards him. He is about business but he also knows how to relax and still have that cool guy mentality.”(Talia Barnes, Phoenix)
“He is a unique individual who is striving to empower women. You don’t see that often, especially coming from a man. He takes his job and business very seriously and makes it clear he doesn’t have time to play games.”(Crystal Ramos, Miami)
There are two type of individuals that will come into your life. One individual will be someone that come into your life for a positive reason and there are the individuals that just strictly come into your life to frustrate you. In a perfect world everyone would have the qualities to become successful but in the real world many people are not built to be successful. For all of the women who have wasted Monroe’s time throughout this process from lack of drive, he appreciates the women on the team who now he considers as family.
“One of the most beautiful things is a woman who is educated, polished, and self-motivated. Not only will she be attractive to others, she will succeed at everything she sets her mind to. Women who depend on others for success are some of the most disappointing women you will ever meet. An attitude of self-entitlement will only enable you to fail over and over again. Hard work breeds good character.”(Jennifer Zacarias, Chicago)
“If you want to succeed you have to wake up and pay attention. This is why I take the personal interest that he shows in my development as a blessing and the friendship with him is something to value.”(Alicia Hope Alexander, Oakland/San Francisco)
Scouting locations for the tour took a combination of Monroe selling the venue on his accomplishments as well as the campaign’s vision. During a trip to San Diego he met an Italian woman who has been one of the top restaurant owners in San Diego for the past 15 yeaars. She is the definition of class, beauty, success and leadership. After meeting with Monroe, not only did she want her venue on the beach to host his San Diego tour date but they also went into future business about collaborating.
“I noticed that he was an excellent listener and carried with him a natural charisma and passion for his goals and giving back to the community. What inspired me to host his San Diego Meet & Greet was to give a voice to society about how important it is to understand women’s roles as care givers of future generations and their places in politics as well as the business world. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I feel like women need to be more open minded about the qualities they retain and how they should use them in a successful manner.”(Linda D’Arcangelo, Fresco)
Monroe’s power reaches many people in many different industries and that is his niche which is undeniable. One of the premier Women Empowerment leaders in the world who runs arguably the number one Women Empowerment Conference known to women met Monroe at a charity event for kids that they co hosted together. She instantly became a Monroe supporter as that day has carried over to a friendship and a certain level of respect.
“I love collaborating with Monroe and his we are better together attitude towards life. He embraces what the California Women’s Conference and Women’s Network are all about. Magic happens when we come together to create life changing events. Monroe your energy and excitement for life is contagious my friend.”(Michelle Patterson, California Women’s Conference Executive Director/Ceo Women’s Network)
As we leave you with great thoughts, the final message has to be delivered from the one and only Kenneth Monroe.
“First and foremost none of this would be possible without God blessing me with health, my family, supporters, talent and drive to get out of the bed aiming to be the best daily. This is history im creating and that is not opinionated. I’ve always been a leader, trendsetter. The business world didn’t make me that. I was born with it and every step of the way I noticed what I had but to get the most out of it means I had to understand how to use it. Empowering women is something i’ve always been good at. Business is something i’ve always been good at,so when you combine the two it becomes a very big splash. I never come across as perfect because it’s impossible. We make mistakes and we will,continue to make them. The key is learning, growing from them. My faliures through the years is what brought my success. Success is bouncing back from failing. Every up and coming person is going to fail before they experience success. Trails and tribulations is apart of the game. It’s easy to fail and quit but when you can fail and keep going then something good will be around the corner. That’s what I try to teach the women. Take risks, think outside the box and just try. Think positive and go into every situation with a positive outlook and leave the baggage behind. I always prayed and told God don’t give me success if it’s going to change who i am as a person. Life and people is more important to me than success and money. That stuff come and go but your heart doesn’t. I can’t be fake, i can’t be shady: it’s just not me. I’ve been able to do things young minorities don’t do.
The odds were against me before I even got into business. For me to have crossed over to 95% of my network being outside of my race is tremendous. I pride myself on that because that is every minorities’s dream and that’s where,the real opportunites are at. You know your successful when celebrity women you had crushes on coming to your parties, calling you, when celebrity guys you looked up to is coming to your parties, when rich people is letting you run their companies, when you are sitting in on meetings with big studio heads talking about investments, when rich women want to do you favors when they charge everyone else, when you go back to your hometown and everyone from each generation telling you how proud they are, how you have the city on back, when the teachers want you to talk,to the kids, do career day, when big time fashion designers who dresses the biggest stars make personal cloths just for you ect.
This is my life and i’ve done all of this independently. It feels good to be successful and these women can learn alot from me. I’ve been where they are trying to go and I don’t mind giving game because my mentors gave me the game. Life is about sharing information. Pass it along to others that can use it. My resume and network improves yearly and it’s only because i have a hunger for success. This women empowerment campaign can be one of the biggest movements within this field as long as these women understands what it means to Learn To Listen and Listen To Learn.”(Kenneth Monroe)