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Born and raised in New York, Monica Britton earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Albany. Soon after graduating from college, she began a 15+ year career in the entertainment industry where she was able to polish her management, team building, out of the box marketing.
Notably, Monica held various roles in music corporate America wrapping up her industry career as a national manager of sales & field marketing at a major record label before deciding to leave the music industry full time. Under her leadership she was responsible for overseeing the execution of a $1 + million national marketing plans for numerous high profile artists and groups annually. She successfully collaborated with regional directors to create advertising/marketing planners; designed and coordinated marketing strategies and campaigns, while administering budgets of $200K annually.
Although, her career in the music industry was a successful one, Monica felt her calling was to give more in a professional service capacity. In 2006, she left the entertainment industry for her dream position at a prestigious non-profit entity in New York. As a servant leader, she also volunteers her time at her place of worship as an American Sign Language Interpreter, Youth Ministry advisor and grief support group leader.
In 2003, Monica started brittonjonesMKTG (bjM) as a boutique marketing and public relations firm for up & comers in the arts. In 2006 – in tandem with her professional transition – bjM broadened its horizons and added partnering with non-profits and small businesses to its client family, and in 2010 bjM added a mentoring component for youth under its umbrella.
In 2017, after much prayer, preparation and contemplation, Monica officially launched Black Girl of Campus (BGOC) where she works with young black girls grades 9-12 who will be first-generation college students navigate the path to & succeed in college. In 2019 she formed Lift As You Climb (LAYC) to support African-American millennial women in creating 360 happiness professionally, personally and spiritually upon graduating college. In 2021 Monica’s podcast, On Campus with Monica Britton-West was born which allows her to share insights on what it takes to get into college, what happens while you’re in college and what to do upon graduating college.
With blessings abounding, Monica has happily embraced the latest phase of her life and is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves professionally, helping young black girls and women discover their purpose and live it out loud.
Thank you for all the years that you have been here for me. You have been a great listening ear and an amazing advisor.
Thank you for always being there to listen, support me and celebrating everything I do in life!
Monica is reliable, real and indeed a key factor in my overall success.
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