Laura Aiken

Senior Consultant

Laura is a consultant and diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist who partners with clients to build cultures of resilience, psychological safety, and inclusion.

Laura has nine years’ experience in engineering design, construction, commissioning, and start-up with Bechtel Corporation, and has worked and led teams on several multibillion-dollar engineering and construction projects in the Oil & Gas industry.

Laura has led DEI programming including strategic planning, inclusive leadership, ally engagement, and business resource groups for over 50,000 employees in her roles with Bechtel, and facilitated rollout resiliency training at Shell’s Petrochemical Plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania, for a construction workforce of over 6,000 people.

Laura has a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and is a Chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a registered Professional Engineer (Texas).

Laura is a registered yoga teacher and has led transformational retreats around the world. She brings knowledge and experience in mindfulness practices to develop holistic and integrative solutions that help leaders build self-awareness, empathy, and resilience.