About Monica Ingudam
Born in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA) patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find Monica Ingudam crunching data as a Product Analyst for healthcare IT solutions. During the weekends you will find her hosting FindingTheVoices talk-show featuring authors, artists and people who inspire, empower, educate and entertain with the vision to connect and spread positivity. You will find her reading, writing and painting in her quiet time.
Born and raised in the midst of conflict, within the walls of her parent’s home and Little Flower school in Manipur, India, Monica moved to Bombay (Mumbai) as a young teenager in 1992 to complete Junior college (High School) at Sophia’s college. After two years she moved to Bangalore where she majored in Computer Science Engineering and later moved to Maryland, USA where she completed Masters of Software Development Management from University of Maryland University College. She continues her career as an experienced IT professional with more than 18 years working in fast-pace diverse international organizations in India, Germany, China and USA for complex systems in telecommunications and healthcare solutions.
FindingTheVoices: Realizing that there was a big gap in media’s coverage, divide amongst people and huge potential to inspire, educate, empower the people of Manipur, she founded FindingTheVoices in 2012 by featuring people of Manipur in her talk show, giving the platform to share stories of success, challenges, thoughts and vision. Through these stories, the knowledge of who is who relevant to Manipur was increased, improved promotions on positive inspirational individual and initiatives connecting the people together, and empowering oneself to reflect on personal growth learning from the different perspectives and experiences shared. She continues with the talk show broadcasted in ISTV, local TV channel in Manipur every Tuesday at 7 PM India time with a repeat telecast on Wednesdays 1:00 pm India time. Currently she is hosting talk show for #1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur to spread and increase the practice of gratitude and #PeopleOfTheWorld to learn from people all over the world and hear different perspective.
Artist: Monica has always been interested in art as a child but never thought it could be a path she could take. She picked up on painting here and there, found the process to be very calming and therapeutic to deal with the moods and waves of life. Art and painting provided the calm inner strength during the intense grieving period during her father’s passing. She volunteered for Art Galleries to be closer to Art, took art classes to enhance her understanding and skills of being an artist. Currently she is working on a series of oil paintings promoting the beauty of Manipur, in the belief that these paintings will connect people at a deeper level bringing out the hidden love and compassion, giving the strength to rise above conflict. She has pledged the funds raised from her paintings to projects of FindingTheVoices and support humane initiatives she has encountered as part of interviews covered in her talk show. Currently she is raising funds for Palliative Care Society, Imphal, Manipur.