About Carolyn Laub

Carolyn Laub is a big picture, systems-level thinker and intersectional movement builder with a demonstrated ability to organize people and align resources to advance a strategic vision and execute plans according to a complex theory of change. She provides strategic consulting for non-profit organizations, foundations, and coalitions engaged in social justice and social change.

Carolyn consults on strategy development, policy advocacy, fundraising, community-driven research, coalition and network development, organization founding and building, scaling and replication, and movement building. She has deep content expertise in LGBTQ equality, education justice, intersectional organizing, youth leadership development and civic engagement. She collaborates with the Wonder team on projects that can utilize her twenty years of experience in community organizing, coalition building, and policy advocacy.

Carolyn founded an innovative and award-winning youth leadership social justice non-profit, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, where her work focused on organizing and advocating for safety, non-discrimination, equity, and restorative justice in schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people.

During the 16 years she led Gay-Straight Alliance Network, she grew the number of GSA clubs in CA from 40 to 940, empowered hundreds of young people to successfully advocate for 12 pieces of legislation, and took her statewide model in California to scale by replicating in 4 other states and creating a national network for organizations working with GSA clubs in 39 states that has fueled a nationwide LGBTQ youth movement.

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