Laura Rincon Marketing & Operations Specialist, Bain Innovation Exchange
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work?
What do you do for fun?
I work as a Marketing & Operations Specialist at Bain
Innovation Exchange (Bain & Company). With the BIE team, we
work with the startup ecosystem, venture capital, and large
corporations to promote innovation.
I do many things for fun: rock climbing, running, yoga,
backpacking, traveling. During the warmer months, I spend most
of my weekends hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Starting in
December, you can find me on the ski slopes! I love to explore
new places, new activities.
What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders
The Young Leaders Society has everything I have been looking
for in a networking group. I love that we do meaningful work
while getting to know other young professionals and have
What’s the best advice you’ve ever
Don’t try to impress everyone! I learned the hard way that if I
work hard to make everyone happy, I end up unhappy and
unsatisfied. Work on things/projects/dreams that make YOU feel
energized, happy, and let go of all the expectations of
What would you say to other young professionals
looking to get involved in the community?
Get to know as many groups and volunteer opportunities as
possible! It’s all about finding something that you are
passionate about and where you feel you belong. Find a cause
that you are passionate about, and volunteering will feel like
If you could change one thing about our community, what
would it be and why?
I would focus more on important life skills in schools,
including financial education (budgeting, credit, etc), as well
as communication and negotiation skills. Without parental
support, it’s incredibly hard to understand the financial
system and the real consequences of loans.
Favorite Book and TV Show:
It’s hard to choose, I love the Harry Potter series and
Becoming from Michelle Obama.
Favorite tv shows: Gilmore Girls (2000’s classic) and
Little known fact:
I’m half Colombian and half Hungarian. I was born and raised in
Hungary, but I spent a year in Colombia when I was 16. I even
regularly cook meals from both cultures!