Laura K. Rose

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Laura K. Rose

Laura K. Rose is a passionate youth empowerment specialist who has dedicated her life to the development and support of global leaders through her work in cultural exchange, purpose work, mentoring, public speaking, and philanthropy. She is a Co-Creator of Purpose Earth an organization dedicated to launching, funding and mentoring grassroots projects around the globe that provide creative solutions to some of our greatest challenges.  She’s also Co-founder and CEO of Greenheart International, a nonprofit organization that has facilitated the cultural exchange experiences of 170,000 participants from 85 countries, while supporting fair trade ideals and artisans from developing nations through its fair trade division, Greenheart Shop.  

In 1995 she co-founded Fundación por El Futuro in Spain devoted to the creation of environmental and educational programs for American and Spanish youth, and has been a key supporter of the growth and mission of the Casita Verde, an educational eco-center in Ibiza which showcases sustainable living and alternative energies and is visited by thousands of students and adults each year.

Laura has served on the executive committee for the Council on Standards for International Education and Travel, and was Vice Chair for the board of the Alliance for International Exchange based in Washington, DC.

She was recently invited to become a member of  Evolutionary Leaders, an illustrious group of thought leaders from diverse disciplines who come together in synergy to support a global shift in consciousness, and is a board member of Empowerment Collective  dedicated to the eradication of modern-day slavery by giving marginalized women in Nepal & India, the skills they deserve to ensure self-sufficiency and dignity.  Laura also serves on the board of She is the Universe, a girls empowerment platform giving voice to young women around the globe and on the board of Unity Earth, a global network whose mission is to accelerate the realization of unity and peace on Earth.  

As an experienced public speaker, she has facilitated public speaking workshops for youth, and been a panelist and keynote speaker in numerous forums.  She’s worked closely with members of the U.S. Department of State, community leaders and international representatives to further the causes of public diplomacy and mutual understanding.  

Laura is co-recipient of the Unity Earth Keepers of the Flame Award in 2021, and the Barbara Marx Hubbard Award for Innovation with her husband, Emanuel Kuntzelman in 2015.