Advisory Task Force

Laura Peters

President International Software Systems www.intlsoftwaresystems.com

A longtime entrepreneur and business leader, Laura Peters is the President of International Software Systems, a Southern California-based technology services and consulting firm. International Software Systems serves SMBs in the U.S. and internationally, with a focus on distribution, service, EDI, and job costing. Laura previously launched, grew, and sold two bookkeeping businesses.

A committed advocate for women’s rights, Laura is an active member of Zonta International, a global service organization dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide. Since 2014, she has served as the International Chair of Zonta’s Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program, which provides financial support to outstanding women around the world who are pursuing business-focused education. In addition, Laura is active in the Southern California (SoCal) chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) and previously served as the chapter’s Secretary. She is also a member of Women in Technology (WIT).

Why I Support VFI

I’m participating in VFI to support policies that expand the beneficial reach of IT innovation. I also want to improve STEM education, especially for women. I’ve organized a STEM program that brings women business owners to speak with elementary school students. Through VFI, I can help advance STEM education through issue advocacy.