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Laura Tilghman

Associate Director

Laura brings experience with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations creating strategy and managing programs to foster global development. In addition, she has worked for incubator programs that provide social entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed and scale their impact. At FSG, Laura is excited to work with clients across a range of shared value and global development engagements. She is currently contributing to research on social innovation in emerging markets and the factors that enable social entrepreneurs to successfully scale their ventures.

Before FSG

Prior to FSG, Laura worked for social ventures focused on driving international economic development through business strategies. While at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, she helped develop inclusive agricultural value chains, multi-sector partnerships, and programs to foster small- and medium-size agricultural businesses. Laura has played many roles in her career, from strategy to communications to business development. She has worked throughout Latin America and lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for several years. In her early career, Laura coordinated economic development programs for the Pan American Development Foundation in Washington, DC.


  • M.B.A., University of California—Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • B.A. in Development Studies, Brown University


  • Spanish

On working at FSG

“Tackling social change requires collaboration across sectors, organizations, and disciplines. It also requires visionary thinking to remove barriers and build solutions. At FSG I am honored to be part of a team of people working toward that kind of system-level change, generating meaningful partnerships and creative avenues toward lasting impact.”