Co-Founder, UhuruPads Sanitary Pads
Laura works one-on-one with non-profit clients throughout the United States and internationally, helping each to envision and reach its potential, leveraging partnerships between the public and private sectors. Her clients include leading non-profits, universities, professional athletes, and private philanthropists.
The social venture she founded in 2014 – Her Best Foot Forward Sandals – allows her to work with a team of Tanzanian women Artisans who create beautiful, hand-beaded sandals, sold around the world. Sales proceeds fund the empowerment of women, facilitate the education of girls, and support community clean water projects and strategies in Tanzania. With NBA All-Star, Dwight Howard, Laura recently established Tanzania’s first micro-production facility for 100% biodegradable sanitary pads. UhuruPads employs a women’s team of producers and representatives for the pads, providing menstrual hygiene products, education, and enrichment, otherwise unavailable to young women attending middle and high school in Tanzania.