Monica SmileyEditor and Publisher Enterprising Women Magazine
Monica Smiley, a member of ACE Health Foundation's ACE Global Leaders of Excellence Network, is the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, a national and global magazine she launched in May 2000 to provide a strong voice for women entrepreneurs. The magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020 and is available in print and digital editions, supplemented by The Connector, a blog through the publication’s website at www.enterprisingwomen.com. Smiley also serves as president of the Enterprising Women Foundation, a nonprofit she founded in 2010 to encourage philanthropy among women entrepreneurs and support initiatives to strengthen women’s entrepreneurship in the U.S. and globally. The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, now in its 22nd year, honors the top 100 women entrepreneurs from around the globe at a two-day event held each spring. A recipient of many awards for her national and global leadership, Monica resides in Apex, NC and is the mother of two sons, stepmom to three adult children, and has nine grandchildren.