The Cure’s ‘Let’s Go To Bed’ was the very first record Monica bought. This started a journey of appreciation for grunge, the pursuit of which even led her to see Nirvana in the early 90’s at the Phoenician Club. "Was that the best gig I’ve ever been to? It’s definitely up there! Why mention all this? I guess it’s where my utter appreciation for music started and ultimately where I sit today - committed to sharing the gift that is music."
"If you told me back in the 90’s, what I’d be doing now, I would have raced through life to get here. Not something I should probably advertise, but working with SongDivision is a role I would gladly do for free! I work with uber talented, creative people (predominantly musicians), and for a company that supports organisations with engagement through music. It’s first and foremost, fun.
"Stamina and loyalty are at the core of my working life having held two major careers thus far. Working for Australian Red Cross for 13 years as a Social Worker, predominantly in child protection, I was fortunate to manage a tiered program for young women and their children experiencing homelessness. Too many highlights to mention here, but securing funding for programs to support their specific education, health, housing, and mental health priorities, was metamorphic. Becoming an International Humanitarian Delegate, working specifically in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami, and becoming Red Cross’ primary keynote speaker were other highlights."
Having celebrated 14 years with SongDivision this year, Monica breathes its objective to build teams through music. Her job is one where she builds trust with her clients to find creative music-fuelled solutions for a variety of scenarios including company mergers, newly established teams, company rebrands, experiential campaigns and complex entertainment briefs. Monica has been instrumental in securing ‘Meeting and Events Australia’s’ National Support Services Award, Best Team Building Supplier and Best CSR Program, over multiple years.
From a family of well-known musicians, you’ll likely catch Mon in the car doing the soccer and netball runs, between killer serves on the tennis court, teaching ethics classes at school, and eating chocolate.
"I understand the power of music first-hand and share it at every event I work on, even though I listen to EDM much more now - though Nirvana never gets old."