Monica Cutrone is the Business Development Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Society of Women Engineers. New to this role as of July 2017, Monica comes to SWE from Yelp as an account executive. Prior to Yelp, she was an event planner for a boutique firm, Sundowner International. Her background brings a deep understanding around effectively managing client relations and she is dedicated to creating new alliances for the greater good of the organization. Monica holds a BA in Communications with a focus around PR and Advertising from DePaul University. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and sharing her love of plants as a volunteer at the Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Where do you live…did you grow up in the Chicagoland area?
I live in Lakeview but I grew up in the South suburbs.
What is your favorite hobby/hobbies?
What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve received?
Stay curious! Be comfortable with what you know and most important, what you don’t know.
What is your favorite place to go or area in Chicago?
Lincoln Park Conservatory. It’s such a peaceful oasis in the middle of a chaotic city.
Cubs or Sox?
If you could sum up SWE in one word, what would it be?
Where can we find you on the weekends?
In the summer, you can find me checking out farmers’ markets and street fests around the various Chicago neighborhoods. In winter, I tend to hibernate cozied up on the couch with a good book.