By Karina Timmel
Job: Vice President of Atlanta Region Retail Sales and Marketing at Wells Fargo
Born in: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Lives in: Buckhead
Elicia Monroe’s original career path was to be a teacher so that she could eventually coach high school and then college athletics. The natural athlete attended Alabama State University on a full volleyball scholarship, where she was “Rookie of the Year” and currently holds the D1-NCAA Volleyball Service Aces Award. Today, she is also a professional women’s football player with Atlanta Steam–Legends Football League U.S.A.
Undoubtedly, it’s her innate competitive spirit paired with abilities to structure and conduct business deals that lead her to excel in the corporate world instead of pursuing teaching. As a vice president at Wells Fargo, Monroe is responsible for consulting, planning, developing and executing marketing, sales and customer experience strategies and programs for a large, complex retail line of business. is corporate captain for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the WNBA Atlanta Dream just awarded her with the Inspiring Women Award at their home opener.
What’s more, she enjoys mentoring and speaking to at-risk youth, and runs the Wells Fargo Days of Giving Program in Atlanta, where 250 non-profits receive one-thousand-dollar grants annually for their grassroots efforts.
“I grew up in the toughest parts of New Orleans and I am fortunate enough to be able to share professionally and personally with those who are in need.”
Her Biggest Life Lesson:
“Your network and who you surround yourself with is priceless. There is not a check big enough to buy my relationships and the respect I earn with those individuals.”
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