Hi, I'm Laura Weidman Powers. I'm a social entrepreneur + author, speaker, teacher, and coach.


I am Operating Partner at Base10, a venture firm innovating on the cutting edge of both research and impact. Previously I was Head of Impact at the social innovation fund Echoing Green. I am co-founder and CEO emerita of Code2040, a nationally-recognized nonprofit working to ensure the full representation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. I also served in the Obama White House working on issues of workplace equity and access to capital. Read more about me here.


"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."

Angela Davis