Founder & CEO, Wild Terrains
Lauren Bates has a knack for building and scaling lifestyle brands. She is currently the Founder & CEO of Wild Terrains, an innovative women’s travel company that collaborates with women entrepreneurs, chefs, artists, and designers around the world. Before launching Wild Terrains, Lauren was the Chief Marketing Officer at
flower delivery startup UrbanStems, where she led brand, marketing and growth strategy across the business. At UrbanStems, Lauren also dreamed up and launched their wildly successful collaboration with VOGUE. Lauren is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with degrees in Mathematics, Spanish, and Financial Economics. She currently splits her time between Washington DC, Mexico City, and Lisbon.