Lauri Robbins Ericson is an organizational leadership consultant, coach and speaker committed to furthering the contribution of women across the world. Her work in West and South Africa, India, Europe, Central America and the United States has magnified how important it is to transform the perception of females in society so their contributions are valued.

Lauri has worked with leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, CEOs and purpose-driven change makers such as Innovations for Poverty Action, Acumen, United Nations Development Fund for Women, Women’s Education Project and the United States Peace Corps.  She speaks frequently on leadership and has been a guest lecturer to doctoral students at William James College.

She is particularly proud of the impact made from coaching women around the world on female empowerment and economic development. Having spent much of her career advising, coaching, or collaborating with women, Lauri founded Girls First, whose vision is that every girl is empowered to speak up, stand up and rise up.
Lauri holds an MA in International Development Education from New York University, a BS in Business from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate from Seth Godin’s altMBA.  Her women’s leadership and coaching framework drawsupon her work with experts such as Margaret Wheatley, Richard Boyatzis, and Seven Stones Leadership.