We catch up with leading entrepreneur Monica Tu on our In The Spirit of Things Conversations. Arriving in Australia 25 years ago with no money, no contacts and no English, Monica has built an empire. But it is her understanding of life's struggles that people most remember when they meet her. Although Monica now operates in the luxury market, her heart is always with those who need support.
Now as Founder and Director of the Black Diamondz Group, she is a multiple award-winning agent and it has been said, Sydney’s number one real estate agent for luxury properties who has overcome many obstacles and hardships to get where she is today.
A committed philanthropist, Monika is a founding patron of the Global Women Leaders for the International Committee of the Red Cross and an Ambassador for the Children’s Cancer Institute’s CEO Dare to Cure fundraising event.
Monika sold the most expensive Australian property for 2019, coming in at a cool $22.6 Million. Monika is an ambassador for BMW Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Fashions of Multicultural Australia (FOMA). She was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award 2018 and CEO Magazine’s CEO of The Year Award 2019.
Monika’s ability to network, connect and deliver over and above her competition has seen her rise to the very top of an extremely male dominated industry. Her multicultural insight and innovative approach makes her one of Australia’s leading experts on luxury real estate, luxury lifestyle and high net-worth individuals.
As a powerful leader who has seen a dramatic change in the business landscape since first venturing into it in the 1980’s, the rise of women, migrants, entrepreneurs and risk takers in business is a topic Monika is incredibly passionate about.