Lauren C. Anderson


Early career, mid-career, and top executives. Government, law enforcement, large organizations.

New York, NY

English, French

Profile Highlights:
Lauren uses the 9 leadership power tools to support women beginning, and well into, their careers, and has extensive experience breaking through internal and external barriers to advancement, particularly in traditionally male professions.

A former FBI Executive and an internationally recognized consultant, Lauren has exercised her expertise in high-risk domestic and international situations; global conflict and terrorist incidents; diplomacy; and business throughout the world. She is passionate about, and committed to, working with women leaders and youth around the world. Lauren is a Global Ambassador with Vital Voices and on the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Board at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Lauren is a Lecturer at the University Of Maryland RH Smith School Of Business and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and NYU’s Masters in International Relations program. A sought after public speaker and media expert, she provides commentary and insight to many outlets, including Al Jazeera America, CCTV America, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Fox News, The Daily Dot, Alhurra, Politico Magazine, and she is a blogger at the Huffington Post.

Lauren has received many awards and commendations, including from the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the National Security Agency, Respect for Law Alliance, the Federal Executive Board and Muhlenberg College. She is the only FBI employee honored by Legal Momentum, the oldest non-profit legal organization in the US dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. Lauren was the first FBI agent selected as an International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation Fellow. She is a member of the IWF and a former Director of the New York chapter.

Lauren is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and has professional certifications from the Harvard Business School, the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Favorite power tool: Take Action; Create a Movement. Why? I’ve always looked at life with unbridled curiosity and an endless opportunity for learning and growth. To me, take action; create a movement characterizes this. It’s a great mantra. It can be small or large. It what’s necessary to change the world. It can be in your neighborhood, your professional life, your personal life. It’s what Take the Lead Women is - a movement to embolden women to take action as leaders.