“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.”
 Harriet Tubman 
Our MISSION

Giving women from ethnically diverse backgrounds and underserved communities a chance to succeed as leaders in the global economy

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What Drives Our Philosophy?

Comprehensive. Community. Career. 

LEA is a community-driven approach to STEM education and career development for marginalized women. We work with cutting-edge technology, professional mentors, and a broad range of partners to give candidates a clear path from the classroom to the boardroom, and then back to their communities as leaders of change.

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Our Goals

01. Change the representation of women of color in boardrooms and top corporate jobs

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02. Position women of color as business champions in their communities

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03. Prepare exceptionally talented, yet marginalized young women to compete as thought leaders in STEM fields

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GIVE TODAY and HELP Accelerate Leadership Development and Community Transformation

 
What we do

Academic and professional development

Community renewal, and collaboration

Marginalized community outreach

Maintain a socially inclusive network

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A full-circle leadership Model

Our unique approach ensures successful students who make it to the board level give back by mentoring women of color building businesses in their own communities.

 

Upcoming Events

at invitation from Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Chief Diversity Officer Brion Oaks

Juneteenth Celebration Event with Annette Gordon-Reed
June 2023
Austin, TX
Strategic Partners

Reduce and control selection and retention costs through a culture that attracts and promotes the best diverse talent. Get hands-on developmental experience for participating Senior Managers and Associates in change leadership, coaching and mentoring. Enjoy participation and access to a new local diverse talent pipeline.

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