Monica Francois Marcel
Partner, Language & Culture Worldwide LLC
Monica is a U.S.-national who co-founded Language & Culture Worldwide in the year 2000 as a research, training, and development consultancy. Her global ethics specialty is rooted in years of helping to manage the localization and delivery of global corporate compliance and ethics initiatives, in multiple languages on six continents for clients and thousands of their employees. She also directs an annual benchmarking survey to identify best practices in global ethics and compliance programs among the world's leading multi-national corporations. She is a frequent presenter and author in the ethics and compliance professional community, for groups including the Ethics Officers Association and the Ethics Resource Center.
Monica's perspective comes from fifteen years of first-hand experiences living, working, and traveling among 30 national cultures. She has been quoted in major newspapers, and has authored a university-level textbook chapter for McGraw-Hill/Irwin titled "Global Communications" for publication in 2005. Originally trained as an engineer with a focus on sustainable development, Monica is also a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. A handbook she co-authored for developing non-profit agencies in the former-Soviet Union has been translated into three languages. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies and international professional associations, to U.S.-based manufacturers and the U.S. Peace Corps. Today Monica resides in Chicago, Illinois USA. Her passions are curriculum design, sustainable development, and training of trainers—all to support the business case for global diversity and intercultural competency.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Global Business Ethics