Laura Ferry is a career social impact and sustainability advisor, educator, and BFI’s Director of ESG Initiatives at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. For BFI, Laura develops new, and cultivates existing programs and projects, with a special focus on executive education and leadership programs for corporate and nonprofit leaders.
As the founder of Good Company, a social venture practice, Laura’s team of change-makers are known for delivering impact through partnerships and programs in mentorship, STEM education, health and wellness, digital and financial literacy, environmental stewardship, play equity and more. Laura has contributed to Fast Company and License! magazine, and is a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, led by ESG and purpose pioneer, Carol Cone.
With a passion for social enterprises, Laura co-founded start-up ed-tech company, Workbench, a K-12 STE(A)M project-based learning platform, acquired by Google for Education in 2018. She also co-launched e-mentoring platform, CricketTogether, as well as a nutritional food system app for SNAP recipients, called Tangelo.
Laura is a Hoya, with an M.A. at Georgetown University in Communications, Culture and Technology. She received her B.A. in English and Communications, summa cum laude, from Trinity University, and is certified in CSR by Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School. She is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, teaching courses in Integrated Marketing (IMC) and Design Management (DMC) and is recipient of the 2022 Tropaia Award for Outstanding Faculty.
Laura and her family reside in Annapolis, Maryland.