014: Get the impulse to soar with Laura Laban from Flying Development Studio

Laura Laban is the Co-Founder & CEO of Flying Development Studio. After six years of working in the tech industry, she broke out on her own and turned her side hustle into her full time job – developing a flight simulator software program, called Infinite Flight. This program is a full-featured mobile flight simulator for aviation lovers on the go. Some fun facts about Laura – she was born and raised in France, and came to the US after finishing her computer engineering degree in 2006, and last year she came out as transgender.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Laura Laban?

·      What does her business do?

·      Why is it important to stay present with people you may disagree with?

·      How can you get in touch with Laura?

Resources Shared in this Episode

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·      Follow Laura on Twitter @lauraviatrix

·      View the latest Infinite Flight Demo

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.