Laura Cococcia is a contributing writer for Thrive Global. Her writing focuses on the human experience of work, exploring lessons from the last 100 years to help build the next 100. During her career, she has served in leadership roles in talent strategy, organizational development, and business communications at global brands in the media, technology, financial services, and healthcare industries. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in English from College of the Holy Cross and holds a master’s degree in human resources from Cornell University. She actively participates in professional and academic communities where future-thinking ideas are exchanged, including TED, Gartner’s CHRO Leadership Board, and the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. Her broader work covers the technological, generational, and social shifts that impact how we work and live.