Monique Morrow: Henley & Partners Global Citizen Award



Monique Morrow, humanitarian, technological pioneer, and co-founder of The Humanized Internet, was today awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award® by leading international citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.

Synopsis of Sustainable Accomplishments


Under Cisco’s Office of the CTO, both as an individual contributor and manager, Monique built a strong leadership team in Asia-Pacific. Her specific geo-area targets were China and India. Monique’s role in these important regions drove Cisco’s globalization and country strategies and met all of her targeted goals.

Monique has consistently demonstrated the willingness and courage to take risks and explore new market opportunities for Cisco. These innate qualities are part of her DNA and are of great value to the company and all the global organizations in which she is involved.

Monique was strategic in pivoting Cisco to the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing as early as 2010. She was recognized by induction into the Cisco Technology Radar Hall of Fame

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Monique is a staunch advocate for women in technology.

Monique believes in multigenerational teams and people with interdisciplinary skills required to communicate depth with breadth in this 21st century and beyond. 

She has been globally recognized for her work as follows:

YWCA-NYC Woman of Influence 2016

Monique was selected in top 50 most inspiring women in technology for Europe, 2016

Monique was a 2015 Digital Woman of the Year Finalist for Europe

Monique was selected to be part of the elite group of women for Connected World magazine’s 2015 Women of M2M/Internet of Things feature—or “WoM2M.”

The Peggy Smedley Show - The Internet Is Not to Foresee it, but to Enable it

Monique was an Inspiration Finalist for the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology

Monique has been recognized at Top Ten Influential IT Women in Europe 2014

Monique was one of 6 Global Achievers recognized for the ITU and UN Women 2014 GEM-TECH Award

Monique was the 2014 IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Clementina Saduwa Award Recipient

Monique is spearheading the “Internet of Women” global collaborative movement with a goal to develop a new social science for women in technology to sustainably transform this industry together

Monique is also co-WISE Exec Sponsor at Cisco; advocate for Cisco Women in Technology and Cisco Women for Cybersecurity Communities. 

AI Magazine’s Social Media Presence of the Year 2016

CloudNOW: Top Women in Cloud Innovations

CloudNOW, the executive consortium for the leading women in cloud and converging technologies announced Monique Morrow as being the  ‘Top Women in Cloud Innovations’.

WISE: Women in Standardization Expert Group

ITU organized its first Women in Standardization Expert Group (WISE) event at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16), on 30 October 2016 in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia. The event consisted of a workshop on practical skills for successful negotiations, as part of ITU-T's commitment to promoting equality for men and women delegates attending its meetings and conferences, followed by a panel discussion highlighting the experiences of leading women from the ICT and standardization fields. 


The YWCA-NYC envisions a day when the diverse women of New York City, once seen as at risk or working poor, can sustain themselves and their families, and are empowered to define and attain their own unique goals and aspirations, contributing to strong communities, building a better New York for everyone.

Monique was selected to be included on the second N2Women list of "1O Women In Networking/Communications That You Should Know" 

Monique became BWM's Visionary of the Year 2016 - Technology, Social Change and Ethics. She also gained the title of Social Media Champion of the Year - 2016.

Monique received a Global Citizen Award in 2017 “in recognition of her courageous efforts to revolutionize and mobilize technology for the purpose of advancing the human rights of the most marginalized people in the world. “

Monique was a 2018 PR News Non-Profit Communicator of the Year Finalist.

Monique is the co-founder and President of The Humanized Internet, which was named the 2018 Tech Non-Profit Organization of the Year (Global) by Business World Magazine.

Monique was counted among the Top 100 Digital Shapers of Switzerland in 2018.

Monique was named one of Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech.

Monique was named a Top 100 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity in 2019.