Florence Amate

Founder and President

Silver Spring, MD, Office

Florence leads Laisar’s capabilities and ensures that we continue to meet the needs of our clients and expand our organization’s practices in sustainability, digital, and implementation.

About Florence

Florence Amate is the Founder and President of Laisar Management Group, a management consulting company that helps organizations rethink the roles of Business Diversity and Sustainability in their overall business strategy. Organizations in every industry have relied on Florence and her team to shape their community engagement and sustainability strategies.

Laisar employs a unique set of methodologies to harness the power of institutional data to assess, implement, and succeed in business diversity initiatives. Florence’s profound understanding of economic and workforce inclusion, regulatory requirements, and program implementation has equipped her to support clients in streamlining, advancing, and reporting on their initiatives.

Since 2011, Florence has successfully developed and managed socio-economic and workforce inclusion strategies. Leveraging data analytics and storytelling, she has been able to demonstrate the resulting impact of these strategies. Clients have embraced how internal and external data can be used to improve their bottom line, tell their story, and build stronger and more vibrant communities. Florence believes that organizations are stronger when they understand the importance of common interest with their stakeholders, and this has been evident in her work over the last 20 years.

Ms. Amate is an ambassador for the power of using analytical data to tell the story of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advancement and its impact on communities. She has led the implementation of DEI regulatory compliance, monitoring and reporting for large scale development projects in the Washington, DC Metro area for private sector organizations, as well as local and state governments.

Shaping community engagement and sustainability strategies

Since our founding in 2009, Florence has led Laisar to contribute to the revitalization and development of communities by engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders from individuals, companies and governments. Companies are realizing the importance of economic inclusion, its overall impact on the company as well as on the local economies where they operate. We collaborate with corporations driving renewable energy initiatives and smart communities to create a process of accountability and metrics. Organizations in every industry rely on us to shape their community engagement and sustainability strategies.

Through our proprietary software platform, we have developed innovative and integrated solutions for economic inclusion and workforce utilization programs. We have helped companies from every industry tell their story of socio-economic impact and build a strategy of sustainability and inclusion.

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly seeing the value of doing business with local supply chains and specifically with diverse businesses within their communities.

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