Founder, Ms. Media and The Fem Word
Monika Samtani is a media and entertainment professional. She is a producer for film/television/entertainment productions creating meaningful, authentic stories and culturally relevant content.
Monika is the co-founder of The Fem Word – a virtual newsroom and storytelling platform broadcasting stories of bold women through a wide global lens. She is a co-producer of ‘Power of Priya’, India’s first female animated superhero named UN Women’s ‘gender equality champion’.
Well known in the Indian American community as a trailblazer for her achievements in the media industry for 25+ years, in the early 1990s she was the first professional South Asian broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C., ranked the top 7 news market in the United States.
Monika is an award-winning producer/director of a documentary short, and has consulted for multiple international organizations such as Etsy, Girl Rising, SOLD (the movie), Wipro, and Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education. She was the voice of the Melwood radio spots, the largest organization in the Mid-Atlantic region dedicated to enriching the lives of people of differing abilities and veterans.