Monique T. Edwards is the founder of the Chocolate Gurls Mentoring Academy , an organization whose mission is to educate, empower, inspire and equip girls ages 5-18 and women 21 and older to perform at their highest capacity in the marketplace and in ministry through mentoring services that foster positive self-images, build self-esteem, establish self-awareness and develop character. Professionally, Monique spends her days counseling men, women and children. Monique is a servant-leader, learning this model through her studies and work at Beulah Heights University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Administration. Monique also earned a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. Monique’s passion is equipping girls to live productive lives authentically. .