Monique Austin

Monique Austin
Executive Director

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
321 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604


Monique Austin is Executive Director of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, a position she has held for ten years. She is solely responsible for the Illinois office located in downtown Chicago, where she is responsible for the overall administration of the WBAI’s mission and initiatives established by the Board of Directors and committees of the board.

Born to immigrant parents from Switzerland, Monique continues to engage her European sensibilities and connections to the local Swiss community by serving as Co-Chair of the Lucerne-Chicago Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI), a World Business Chicago initiative. She was recently elected by her peers to serve a two-year term as the Chair Representative to the CSCI Advisory Board.

Monique enjoys traveling the world, singing in her local choir and time with her family in Chicago and abroad. She continues to be an advocate for cultural exchanges and supports advancing women in business.