TED@UPS Video Intro: Monica Johnson

A tax manager examines abandonment and asks, “Why don't people want to claim funds, other people and parts of themselves?”

I am a wife, a mother, an author and the founder of That Girl is S.M.A.R.T. And I am an unclaimed property manager for United Parcel Service.

My TED talk is about eliminating the aftermath of abandonment and restoring the broken relationship with property, others and ultimately oneself.

Watch Monica describe her TED@UPS talk.

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I want to awaken the topic of abandonment and reclaim those who’ve been tossed aside by society’s standards.

I am passionate about it because I understand the process of overcoming abandonment.

I want to awaken the topic of abandonment and reclaim those who’ve been disowned or tossed aside by society’s standards.

My experience has solidified my voice and helped me live a breathtaking life, so that I can help others reclaim themselves.

I want listeners to make it a personal mission to reach out and claim their property, others and themselves.

Monica Johnson, Unclaimed Property Management, Unclaimed Funds Manager

Monica Johnson is a manager of  escheatment and unclaimed funds for UPS’ Corporate Tax Department, which means she connects abandoned funds to the rightful owner.

Monica Johnson - TED HeadshotOr at least she tries – because even with 24 years of experience in cost, taxation, and operations within UPS, it is surprisingly difficult.

As the founder of That Girl is S.M.A.R.T., a nonprofit that mentors young girls, she strives to help others reach their potential in many facets of her life.

Monica holds a BA in accounting from the University of North Texas and two master’s degrees, in business administration from the University of Dallas and Theological Studies from Dallas Baptist University.

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