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Our Mission

At Thriving Ibis Leadership Solutions we believe that when science and technology leaders are performing at their very best, we all benefit.

Our mission is to provide leadership development services that enable these leaders to build skills, networks, and mindsets to not just survive in their roles, but to thrive.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Working toward a world that provides equity in experience for all and embraces diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and any other identity characteristics is a central goal for Thriving Ibis Leadership Solutions.


Dr. Lauer has 20 years of experience working in the DEI space and pledges to show that commitment in the management of Thriving Ibis in tangible ways including but not limited to:

  • Creating a space that is as inclusive for all people as possible in every workshop and one-on-one meeting by using best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) facilitation.

  • Dedicating time to continuing education on DEI topics. Materials for education will be purchased from independent and/or minority-owned businesses wherever possible.

  • Contracting with minority-owned vendors for business services whenever possible.

  • Recognizing that climate change disproportionately impacts women and people of color negatively, we pledge to minimize our impact on the environment. This includes limiting business travel to absolutely necessary trips, conducting business in a near-paperless fashion, and ensuring investments do not support the fossil fuel industry.

  • Referring clients to minority-owned businesses first if/when we are unable to take on a contract. 

  • Combatting the manel (conference panels consisting of only men). When invited to speak at conferences and/or events we will inquire into the diversity of the other speakers. We may decline the invitation and/or recommend someone with underrepresented identities be paid to speak in our stead, or as an addition to the speaker lineup.

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