My name is Bianca aka (@beLaurie) on the interwebs. Think of this as your FAQ around the work I do, what I'm passionate about and how we can work together.
My passion is augmenting technology, product and experience design with the data points around us; our cultures, communities and histories.
Work + Projects
Betaworks is an American startup studio and seed stage venture capital company based in New York City that invests in network-focused, consumer-facing media businesses. Betaworks makes seed and early stage investments in great people and companies at the intersection of media and technology.
Shaper, SF Global Shaper:
The Global Shapers Community is a network of young change-makers who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement, and their drive to make a contribution to their local communities.
Founder + CEO : theCEsuite
Boutique consulting firm specializing in the areas of innovation management and audience development.
NEW Project - Coming Soon!
Interested in being in the loop on new initiatives launches and misc goodness. Let me know below!
I've had an opportunity to work at some stellar companies across industries. My work has touched a variety of industries that include consumer technology, nonprofits, venture capital and government.
Startup America Partnership: An organization focused on helping young companies grow in order to create jobs in America.
LinkedIn: A social network focused on connecting you to opportunity and enabling you to tap into your professional potential.
CODE2040: CODE2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latino/a engineering talent to ensure their leadership in tech.
Andreessen Horowitz | A venture capital firm focused on software and Internet investments.
Pinterest | A visual bookmarking tool for saving and discovering creative ideas.
- Audience Development
- Business Development + Partnerships
- Innovation Management
- Diversity + Inclusion
- Recruiting + Recruiting Programs
- Program Creation + Management
- Community Management
- Experiential Marketing
Work with Me
Interested in finding ways to work together I've listed someways you can plug me in to the work you're doing.
Hire Me: My company The C.E. Suite Supports organizations by providing services related to the areas of innovation and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Let's connect to see where our work intersects.
Speaking: Offices, Leadership Offsites and Conferences. I'm happy to provide remarks and insights that ignite and support the development of your organization and attendees.
Sponsor: We work with community partners to deliver meaningful and enriching experiences. Our audience primarily consists of black and latinx technologists and the people that want to see them thrive. Events focus on providing industry awareness, connection and meaningful dialogues.
Knight Foundation (2014) – Advisor
Selected as an advisor to review semifinalists in the Knight News Challenge. This was a challenge focused on leveraging libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities.
Learn More: bit.ly/BLSnews
Pocket Advocate (2014) – Creator and Team Member
Generated mobile app concept and mockup at White House Data Jam that provides information about local resources for survivors of sexual assault.
Learn More More info: bit.ly/blsdataj
ThriverChats (2016) - Event Producer
Managed, marketed and hosted a fireside chat for underrepresented technologists w/ Adam Nash (formerly of Wealthfront, Greylock and LinkedIn) to share the in's and outs of Product Management.
Interested in having me deliver a talk, moderate a panel or host a talk tell me more below.
The Isolation of Being Black in Tech, The Ringer (2016)
Why I Used A Brown Hand For The “Add To Slack” Button, Fast Company (2015)