In this interview, Laura opens up about a tough decision she had to make in her career and ultimately her life. After working for 11 fulfilling years in the Minerals Industry Laura was faced with a hard truth, her job was not open to her when she returned from maternity leave. With the support of a loving husband and the desire to be the best mum she can be. Laura defied the discrimination and decided to become an entrepreneur.
Laura Trotta is and environmental engineer, eco living expert and is on a mission to make green mainstream. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, a Masters of Science (in Environmental Chemistry) and spent 11 years working as an environmental professional in the Minerals Industry before creating her first online eco business, Sustainababy, in 2009.
She has won numerous regional and national awards for her fresh and inspiring take on living an ‘ecoceptional’ life (including most recently winning the Brand South Australia Flinders University Education Award (2015) for the north-west region in SA and silver in the Eco-friendly category of the 2015 Ausmumpreneur Awards).
With a regular segment on ABC Radio and with her work featured in publications like Nurture Parenting and My Child Magazine, Laura is an eco thought leader who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo. A passionate believer in addressing the small things to achieve big change, and protecting the planet in practical ways, Laura lives with her husband and two sons in outback South Australia.