Monique Baptiste

Executive Director, Head of Workforce Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tuesday, June 7
Afternoon Plenary | 4:05 – 5:20 PM



As vice president of global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Monique Baptiste supports the company’s $350 million global investment in education and workforce training systems. She helps promote economic opportunity and reduce inequities in labor market outcomes for groups that have historically faced significant barriers to accessing opportunity. This includes leading efforts to promote second chance hiring opportunities for individuals with criminal backgrounds in key cities across the country.

With a background in urban policy and economics, Monique has worked in the field of workforce development for more than a decade. Before joining JPMorgan Chase, she served as vice president of programs at the Newark Alliance and as director of the Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative, where she was responsible for connecting private philanthropy to innovative workforce development initiatives targeting workers from low-income backgrounds. In 2008, Monique ran one of the largest workforce readiness and training organizations in New Jersey, annually serving more than 500 residents across northern New Jersey, including opportunity youth.

Monique’s service to urban communities also extends deeply into economic development. In 2004, she served as the deputy director of the Community Economic Development Division of La Casa de Don Pedro, a comprehensive nonprofit in Newark. She has also served as a consultant to a number of local governments and public school districts to help them secure resources to complete both human services and infrastructure projects to improve quality of life for communities.

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