About Mónica

Monica Taher

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Mónica Taher is a serial tech entrepreneur and an Accelerate with Google Academy alumna. She is a former executive at Getty Images Latin America (GILA) and the CEO & Founder of ClipYap, a soon-to-be launched app. Mónica is also a Komarov Fashion Line “influencer.” She is also an active member of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Latin American Task Force and is the LA City Director for Lesbians Who Tech. Mónica holds a Master’s degree in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has recently authored the forthcoming memoir My Life on Hold. Her mission is to help eradicate the gender gap in the tech entrepreneurship world. She is proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese. You can follow her blog at: www.monicataher.com


Full Bio

Mónica Taher is a serial technology entrepreneur. She’s an Accelerate with Google Academy alumna. Appointed Director of Business Development at leading digital multimedia producer, Getty Images Latin America (GILA), in 2009, she supervised the penetration of GILA’s digital assets in the US Hispanic and Latin American markets.

Mónica has served in various communications, marketing and business development capacities, working with Fortune 500 corporations such as IBM and international companies such as Televisa (Mexico), Univision Networks, Globo (Brazil), and the Digicel Group. In 2006, IBM tapped her to conduct LGBT business intelligence research in Latin American countries including Argentina, Mexico and Brazil for the penetration of IBM’s LGBT affinity group in those markets.

While serving as Director of Spanish-Language Media at GLAAD, Mónica became a national advocate and spokesperson for the representation of the LGBT community in Spanish-language media. Her efforts brought about measures that caused giants such as Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Impremedia to more accurately portray LGBT people and their lives in television and film.

Mónica is proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese and is a thought leader in the world of entrepreneurship. She was selected by Google to be part of the Accelerate with Google Academy. Mónica is also the CEO & Founder of ClipYap, a soon-to-be launched app that allows users to have lively conversations using movie and TV shows’ lines and actions in the form of motioned GIFs seamlessly put together. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mónica is also a Komarov Fashion Line “influencer.” She is also an active member of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Latin American Task Force and is the LA City Director for Lesbians Who Tech. Mónica has recently authored the forthcoming memoir My Life on Hold and lives with her daughter Sasha in Los Angeles, California.

 

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