Meet Cindy Monroe

Cindy Monroe founded Thirty-One Gifts in the basement of her Chattanooga, Tennessee, home in 2003 with a few friends. During her time as CEO, Thirty-One grew to reach almost $800 million annually with customers throughout North America. 

Media took note, with articles, interviews, and coverage across the country, including Forbes naming Cindy one of eight women to watch in 2015, alongside Taylor Swift and Sandra Bullock.

Nearly 20 years later, Cindy continues as Thirty-One Founder and board member, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Direct Selling Association and on the Advisory Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus Foundation. In her personal life, Cindy’s passion is her beautiful family, husband, Scott, and children, Alyx and Evan.

Through her work as a leadership mentor, author, speaker, and podcast host, she helps women in executive and entrepreneurial roles grant themselves permission to lead, flourish, and succeed in business and family.

Have you read her
first book yet?

Don’t miss Cindy’s debut book, More Than a Bag. In this compelling read, Cindy shares her celebration of the literally hundreds of thousands of lives that have been part of the Thirty-One Gifts story over the last 20 years. 

It’s her “thank you” to all the women and men who have been integral to Thirty-One’s phenomenal growth. It’s also a roadmap for people who feel a calling to set out on their own journey of success, inspiring, encouraging, and guiding them with the lessons learned along the way.

Get ready to
turn more pages!

Watch for Cindy's next book, set to launch in 2023!

Cindy's Accolades

Forbes - 8 Self-Made Women to Watch 

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Gary W. Rollins College of Business Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Smart Business Deal Makers Hall of Fame

Most Influential Women in Direct Selling

Women for Economic & Leadership Development Riveter Award 

Enterprising Women Magazine’s Hall of Fame