Monique Péan

Creative Director, Founder, and CEO in New York

Monique Péan

Creative Director, Founder, and CEO in New York

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Monique Péan launched her eponymous sustainable fine jewelry company in 2006. The MONIQUE PÉAN collection promotes positive environmental and social change through its exclusive use of sustainable materials, which are sourced globally through partnerships with local communities and artisans.

In collaboration with charity: water, sales from MONIQUE PÉAN have supported clean water wells and sanitation projects in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal and Haiti.

Monique was raised in the Washington D.C. area and received her B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Following her graduation, she worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. while taking design classes on the side.

Additionally, she founded The Vanessa Péan Foundation, which raises funds to provide scholarships to underprivileged students in Haiti, and is a founding board member of Beespace, a nonprofit incubator that helps to identify and launch the next generation of innovative nonprofits.

2015 - Recipient of Wallpaper*’s Best Jewelry Design Award

2014 - Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000”

2013 - CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Marketing Grant

2011 - Fast Company’s “10 Most Innovative Fashion Companies”

2011 - Winner of the first CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and Tiffany & Co. development grant

2010 - Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40, Ones to Watch list”

2010 - CFDA/Lexus Hybrid Living eco-challenge winner

2009 - CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award recipient

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  • Education
    • University of Pennsylvania