Tammy Monroe is a visionary, innovator, and change agent entrepreneur. The founder and CEO of Working In Progress, Inc (WIP) Youth Achievement and Development program, Gray Global Innovation Consulting (GGIC) and Wheelhouse Innovative Network (WIN).
Tammy is an advocate for quality and global education. She enjoys working in the community and building relationships with businesses and other organizations around the world. She believes it is part of her purpose to work to provide opportunities and resources to help further youth achievement and development. Through my nonprofit Working In Progress, our program focus on youth achievement & development. Tammy takes the approach of innovative education to include social-emotional, cultural awareness, multinational, interconnected and global readiness. Tammy strives to inspire the youth she works with to expand their knowledge of life and education as they discover the greatness within. Her passion is to train and coach a new breed of future entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. Youth receive the guidance they need to reach financial responsibility and better quality of life and independence. Through her services and programs, she is “Building Bridges to Possibilities”.
Tammy’s for-profit, GGIC and WIN, is 100% minority woman-owned small business, with over a combined 15 years of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sector. The businesses have a network of support services in the areas of new startups, Educational Tools, Operational/Administration Management, Growth Assessment, Forecasting, Mentorship, Coaching, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Training and Facilitation, and Business Development.
Tammy was the first President of the Akron Urban League Young Profession (YP’s) Akron Chapter. She is the past Co-Program Chair for the Northeast Ohio National Black MBAA 2011-2012; Co-Program Chair for the National Black MBAA Leaders of Tomorrow Youth program; current Co-Chair NAACP- ACT-SO Youth Program; Participated in United Way Project Blue Print 2008 Alumni; Who’s Who Black in Akron 2013, Honoree of the Ohio Black Women’s Leadership Caucus 2014; Power Networker to Watch Award 2011; Eric Gardenhight Memorial Community Service Award 2017 – YMCA, East Akron YMCA 2016 Volunteer of the Year; East Akron YMCA 2017-2018 Campaign Chair; East Akron YMCA Board Member 2017-2019; Khol Family YMCA Advisory Board member; Ladies First Akron Board Member. She is a member of The Links Incorporated – Kent Area (OH) Chapter. She is the youngest of 4 children. Tammy attended Western Governors University where she is studied Business Management and Leadership Develop. Tammy is currently working to finish her bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Services. With a heart to serve, she believes this is the direction God is guiding her and it will advance her passion in wanting to make a difference and change lives for the better.