Laura Weidman Powers is the Founding Executive Director of CODE2040.
CODE2040 brings high performing Black and Latino/a computer engineering students to Silicon Valley for a comprehensive summer fellowship program consisting of an internship with a top startup plus mentoring, speakers, company visits, interactive workshops, executive coaching, and more.
Prior to CODE2040, Laura worked at startup Border Stylo (now Spire.io) in strategy and product development. Before graduate school at Stanford, where she earned a JD/MBA, Laura worked largely in the nonprofit sphere on organizations like CityStep and Portraits of Hope.
Laura hails from the New York City, and now lives in San Francisco with her husband, Mike.