Laura Gironda


Laura Gironda is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston office and a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice. She has 25 years of executive, DE&I, and organizational development consulting experience. Laura’s partnership approach has challenged and inspired organizations around the world to leverage talent by creating inclusive cultures and practices.


Laura’s expertise is building relationships with key stakeholders, boards, C-Suite, and top leadership to develop holistic, customized client solutions that link DE&I I to business strategies, performance management, talent life cycle, and organizational values. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, she focuses on creating inclusive cultures and leaders through highly interactive and experiential keynotes and workshops for audiences in the U.S. and EMEA.

Laura has experience in health and life sciences, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, technology, industrial, insurance, entertainment, energy, aviation, government agencies, and higher education.

She studied and researched in Scandinavia working with organizations to understand cultural norms impacting performance. Laura co-authored “Back to the future: A pendulum in organization development” and "Global Organization Development: Lessons from Scandinavia" both published in the Organization Development Journal.

She has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in organization development, team building, and gender communications.


Benedictine University, MSMOB Program Management and Organization Development Behavior

University of North Carolina-Greensboro, BS Degree in Communications and Psychology


Organization Development Institute, Jack Gibb Award