Dr. Monique Fuchs – AVP Innovation + Entrepreneurship and Founder of Accelerate, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Monique Fuchs, PhD is an educator, organization designer, and strategic thinker who promotes the power of design, systems thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship across disciplines. For nearly 20 years Monique has created and implemented organizational change to foster progressive learning cultures and innovation ecosystems. She has acted as an entrepreneur initiating internal startups and new departments, turning around business units and launching new lines of businesses. Monique built a reputation as a maker and visionary, who values ideas, activates communities, enables stakeholders, and thinks across disciplines to discover opportunities and develop the future.

Monique is currently Associate Vice President, Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Monique founded Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center in 2012 to create a more relevant model of education and to prepare talent for the ever changing work environment. The center serves a blueprint to evolve the strategic direction and expand the innovation agenda organization-wide. In addition to her experience and influence within the innovation and entrepreneurship realms, she supports educating the public about the impact of design and innovation in everyday life, education, and workplaces as an advisory council member at the Design Museum Boston.