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Undergraduate students Maria Vargas and Sylvia Garcia created a network named L.E.A.D., whose purpose was to encourage and support more woman leadership in the Western Oregon University campus and community, as well as in the various career fields that the participants are pursuing. The project included a conference, bi-weekly meetings, mentoring, and job shadows.
Vargas, Maria and Garcia, Sylvia, "L.E.A.D. (Learning, Engaging, Achieving, Diversifying)" (2014). Maurice Undergraduate Initiative Prize. 3.