Monique Figueiredo, Founder, Co-Owner, CEO, CompostableLA
Monique has successfully established and expanded a composting business that enhances the quality of life for Los Angeles residents. Monique demonstrates her commitment to communities by serving on the advisory board of RootDownLA, a non-profit that educates, trains, and advances composting in South Los Angeles. Her vision and commitment to sustaining the environment exemplifies how to be an environmentally-concious entrepreneur. Monique is a thought leader who created an innovative business model that includes women, youth and other underrepresented minorities. She also conducts awareness, education and outreach events to invite grassroots organizations and local residents to get involved with the important practice of composting.