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Monica Barnett is senior manager of human resources at StriveTogether. In this role, she manages human resources functions to ensure that policies, systems and day-to-day interactions align with the organization’s values, goals and mission.
Before joining StriveTogether, Monica was the human resources director at a boutique research firm. In that position, she stewarded the company through rapid growth, managing the talent acquisition, culture and daily functions of human resources. Her passion lies in the people and culture space of human resources. Prior to her career in human resources, Monica spent 12 years in leadership and technology at Apple.
Monica received her Bachelor of Science in health science from Ball State University and her master’s certification in human resources management from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with family, including her three children. Monica does her best to be a “supermom” by volunteering as a board member for the QCS Boosters, advocating for her son Kyle, who has Down syndrome, working full time and attending as many of her children’s activities as she can.
Our value of courage is important to me. It’s important to have the tough conversations that make us better. Courage allows for failure; it’s how we will get better. Having the courage to tackle difficult things will move us forward.