Chief Executive Officer, The Unity Project
With more than 20 years of executive leadership experience, a former pilot and Marine Corps officer and mother of two, Laura Sextro brings a unique experience and perspective to her role as chief executive officer of the Unity Project and its mission. Laura is the host of the Unity Project’s What’s UP? Podcast, sought after keynote speaker, and has appeared on major news media outlets including FOX, Newsmax, KTLA, Charlie Kirk and other prominent shows and podcasts.
Prior to her role at The Unity Project, Laura led successful senior level teams at purpose-driven organizations that include Bennufit Health, Ambry Genetics, Quantgene, Konica Minolta, and CoreLogic.
Her diverse background across a myriad of industries including healthcare, bioinformatics, data analytics, non-profit, real estate, and technology has uniquely positioned her in the proficiency of varying business models, strategies and implementation. She has been responsible for managing budgets of varying sizes up to $300 million in organizations ranging from small business to Fortune 500, where her decisive leadership, strategic planning and ability to execute have helped companies achieve efficiencies that resulted in rapid and profitable growth.
Laura is an active member of many volunteer organizations. She presently works with the American Red Cross as a professional rescuer instructor, Unchained at Last (the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women escape or resist arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives) as a finance and career planning counselor, and Junior Achievement (an organization dedicated to teaching economic success courses for underserved children in grades K-12). She is a sought after keynote speaker and had headlines several industry symposiums in addition to being a Forbes Business Council contributor.