For more than 17 years, Laurin Mayeno has provided consulting services to numerous organizations, resulting in greater diversity, more inclusive and equitable work environments, and improved effectiveness working with diverse populations.
Laurin’s experiences as a mixed race woman growing up during the social movements of the 1960s, led her to work that fosters inclusion, equity and full appreciation for cultural diversity.
Her experience as the mother of a gender-expansive, gay son, also gave her a deep appreciation for importance of responding to gender diversity, which is now a central focus of her work. Her Proud Mom videos and her bilingual children’s book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo are among the resources she has developed to spark dialogue and understanding.
Prior to launching her consulting business in 1999, Laurin worked for 20 years with a variety of public and non-profit organizations. Through her experience—as an administrator, advocate, program manager and educator—she gained an insider’s view into the complex challenges of organizations and systems and the people within them. She is also a dedicated volunteer, who co-founded Somos Familia in 2007, and joined NQAPIA‘s team of API Rainbow Parents in 2015.
Laurin works independently or in partnership with associates to provide the best mix of experience and skills for each client.
Laurin received her Masters in public health, with a focus on community health education and multicultural health, from UC Berkeley in 1999. She received her Bachelors of Science in ethnic studies from UC Berkeley in 1977. She has participated in educational workshops that have had a major influence on her work, including TODOS Institute—Unlearning Oppression; Visions, Inc.—Changing Racism: A Personal Approach to Multiculturalism; People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond—Undoing Racism; Landmark Education—Curriculum for Living, Communication Courses and Team Management and Leadership Program.