Shokraneh “Shoky” Monfared has gained her professional experience working in diverse business environments such as the corporate world, startups, and the nonprofit sector.
As co-founder of Senses Magazine, she built an impressive skill set in business development, operations, and systems management. Her longtime passion for women’s empowerment manifested in 2013 in collaboration with the governing board and the executive team of Women’s Initiative, where she helped implement operational efficiencies, companywide growth projects, organizational development, and data analysis.
Monfared earned an Executive MBA from San Francisco State University with a focus in management and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from University of California, Davis. Fluent in Spanish and Farsi, she is a patient and attentive problem solver, devoted to building strong teams that are equipped to meet the challenges facing all modern nonprofit organizations.