Lauren has seen first-hand the role that businesses can play in transforming lives through their purchases. One of her family members who has a disability, regained confidence and independence, when Fortune 500 companies started buying their original art for their corporate facilities. Lauren launched Procure Impact to make it easier for companies to leverage their purchasing power to uplift and empower individuals with barriers to work. Lauren is also the Founder of CALLIOPE, a mission-driven impact studio and consulting firm that builds, grows, scales, and invests in models that maximize human dignity, transformation, and social impact. Lauren previously served as Executive Vice President of the Stand Together Foundation, where she co-developed the vision, model, and approach to the foundation's venture philanthropy that helps grow and scale innovative models that help break the cycle of poverty. Prior to joining Stand Together, Lauren served as vice president of strategic development for the National Association of Manufacturers. Lauren held additional roles in external relations at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She is currently on the board of directors for the National Black Bank Foundation, dedicated to revitalizing black banks and closing the racial wealth gap and The Phoenix, a sober active community which has helped over 60,000 people grow stronger together, overcome the stigma of addiction, and rise to their full potential. Lauren is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.