Laura Black is an accomplished business woman, entrepreneur, attorney, active community leader and advocate for women on issues relating to business development and self-empowerment. She motivates women to advance their careers by enhancing their rainmaking skills, speaking to groups on topics such as: "Women and Rainmaking," "Empowering Women Professionals" and "Networking for Women."
Early in her career Laura co-founded a highly regarded temporary legal staffing company. That company was later acquired by a publicly traded company, and she became the CEO of the legal staffing division. In this role, she helped drive business and manage what became one of the nation's largest providers of legal staffing with offices throughout the country.
She graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, and was a former associate of a large Baltimore law firm. Prior to entering the legal arena, she was involved with various business and entrepreneurial ventures.
She has received numerous awards and extensive recognition for her achievements in business and community leadership. She was selected by the Daily Record as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women three times, the maximum number of times the honor can be awarded. Additionally, Baltimore Magazine featured her as one of the "50 Top Women in Business." She was also a finalist for "Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year." She also received The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's 2009 Distinguished Women's Award.
As a strong community leader, she serves on numerous boards including the University of Maryland School of Law Board of Visitors, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. She is a past president of Network 2000. She is also a past Women's Department Campaign Chair and past President of the Associated Women of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.