Lauren Klein owns Girlmade and the Girl Empire conference in Reno, Nevada, USA. holds a Bachelors of Arts from Michigan State University in Social Science with an International Studies and Latin America certificate. She is a leadership coach with a specialization in social business, communities and change management with experience as a strategic member of corporate leadership teams. Skilled in grooming impactful leaders in today's fast-paced business environment. Background in breaking down cultural and communication silos while designing process improvements and driving policy decisions. Experienced in designing engaging communities, mentoring community managers and leaders, leadership coaching, external speaking, presenting and facilitating. A strong professional foundation with over 20 years of business experience with Fortune 500 and international corporations.

Lauren was one of two hundred national nominees invited to the White House South By South Lawn (SXSL) event on October 3rd, 2016. Additionally, she won the 2016 NCET Technology Advocate - Ecosystem Award and 2016 Inspiration Award from the Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada Women of Leadership Award. She was an invited speaker to the Global Women in STEM Conference, Dubai and contributed a chapter to the book: #DearFemaleFounder which published in 2016. In 2015 she was the Nevada Governor’s Conference on Business Pitch Competition Emcee. In terms of speaking engagements, she was the keynote for Microsoft Reno DigiGirlz 2015 and has been an invited speaker to organizations such as ABWA Reno-Tahoe Express, UNR Student Delta Chi organization and will be speaking at the Change Makers 2017 program in Reno. Additionally, she evaluates and judges business plan competitions such as UNR Sontag, the Governors Cup and Space Apps Challenge from 2016-2017.