With 20+ years of experience in sales, including nearly 8 years at Google, Laura has refined her approach to being a strong leader who still knows how to let her teams learn for themselves. In her current position as the Vice President of Sales, Americas and EMEA at Unity Technologies she fosters collaboration and outside-of-the-box thinking. Her REVstar nomination says "she is strong and leads from the front by creating the best example for others to follow. She is a force, and the world will soon understand just how much she has transformed her new team into a revenue powerhouse."
Read on to get the inside scoop on Laura, and listen to the interview to learn more about why she's in our first class of REVstars! (Full transcript here)
Do you have a life philosophy or personal core values? What are they? Authenticity. It is really important to me. Trust and a willingness to be vulnerable go along with this. I want to be around authentic people. I want to work with them and have personal relationships with them. Life is too short to hang out with people that don’t bring authenticity to the table. It’s a big deal to me.
What inspires you every day? My kids, of course. But also, we need more women doing bigger jobs in this country. Even when things are hard, I try to remember that this is why I am doing this. To prove that woman can be badass leaders in technology. And I hope this makes my kids proud of me.
What are 3 words you hope people use to describe you? Authentic, Energetic, Inspirational (once in a while)
What are 3 words you’d use to describe yourself? Authentic, Determined, Inclusive (If I have a party, everyone is invited. I refuse to exclude anyone)
What do you wish people knew about you? That I am insanely competitive. And I am not Type A…. I think I am an A- or B+
If you could have 15 minutes of fame for anything, what would you want to be famous for? Tough one… I would love to become famous with a group of women who do something amazing in technology against the odds.
What’s your “guilty pleasure”? Drinking an amazing glass of wine paired with a piece of dark chocolate while watching a killer NetFlix show with my husband. I don’t really feel that guilty about it though 🙂
Photography by Lauri Levenfeld