Monica Hidalgo
Board Member

Monica is currently Executive Director and one of the founders for Impact Hub San Jose as well as part of the Global Association Board. As a Board Member she leads the Network Communications, engagement and brand areas. She is passionate about building innovative public private partnerships, ecosystem and community building, Design Thinking and innovation in general. Before joining Impact Hub she had been worked in the social innovation sector for over 7 years meeting actors in the private, public and non-profit sector willing to contribute to impact entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. Through organising the local TEDx event for over 3,000 people, she has connected with inspiring innovators within and outside the country. Monica also ran MenTe en Acción (Mind in Action) a program that invites young women into the technology industry, given the lack of female talent in the area in a joint effort with the Costa Rican Government to strengthen a platform that also gathers women in science & technology in the country. Co-founded the citizen movement 100en1día San Jose, empowering people in San Jose to recovers public spaces through active citizenship. She has volunteered non-profits in London and South Africa, and is an advocate for the well-being subject and its importance in current public policies.