Flip stereotypes and obstacles in your favor. Make your own privilege.

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About Laura

Who I am, when my head is leading my heart

I’m a professor at Harvard Business School. I have spent my academic career studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. My research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and I was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.

Previously, I held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. I received an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.

Who I am, when my heart is leading my head

Many of us sit back quietly, hoping that our hard work and effort will speak for itself—only to be left frustrated and discouraged. Or we try to force ourselves into the mold of someone we think is “successful,” stifling the creativity and charm that makes us unique and memorable.

I’ve experienced both. I’ve had to constantly find ways to turn adversity into advantage. I’m determined to bring my research and experience to the table to advocate for an inclusive workplace, inoculate against unconscious bias, and empower each of you to take control of how others perceive you—so that you can find your edge.



#FindYourEdge is an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment. Join our movement to discover what empowerment means for you and how you can flip the negative biases that others have of you in your favor–ultimately finding and creating your edge to enact change, influence, and impact.

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