Women LEAD (Leading
through Empowerment Affiliations and Development)
programs are designed as short events to encourage networking and
provide a woman's view of leadership. Each program will highlight a
female speaker to talk
about leadership through a woman's lens, following the speaker there
will be an opportunity for discussion and networking. If you have questions or comments about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesley Briones, J.D., Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Tuesday February 24th, 3-4:30pm (RSVP Here, email email@example.com with questions)
Lesley is responsible for managing the Laura and John Arnold
Foundation's day-to-day operations and overseeing its legal
matters. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lesley was an attorney at
Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where her practice primarily focused on
tax-exempt organizations. Before becoming a lawyer, Lesley taught
at-risk public high school and middle school students in her
hometown of Laredo, Texas, on the United States-Mexico border.
Lesley holds degrees from Yale Law School and Harvard University.
Lesley is Vice President of Leadership and a Director of the Texas
Lyceum. She also serves on the Loan Committee of the Evalee C.
Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education.
The core objective of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is to
produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will
maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in our society. To do
this, they identify challenges and address their root causes
through innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions. They aim to
foster a culture in which individuals have the best chance to
succeed and prosper, while encouraging a sense of responsibility,
compassion and reinvestment toward their communities and society as
We encourage all students, male or female, to attend!
Dress is business casual. Cupcakes and coffee will be provided.
Location will be provided after RSVP on Women LEAD website.
Women LEAD Campus Coordinators, 2014-2015
Please email the Women LEAD Coordinators with any questions.
Previous Women LEAD Programs
If you are interested in reading about previous Women LEAD programs, please see
notes from their discussions below:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhib17bCfpw
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd19BF3CpsU
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55TBFo6Gufs
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN5IEE-8TSI
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