EmilyCroppedThe Emily Couric Leadership Forum: honoring Emily Couric's contributions to our community by encouraging all women to adopt an active role in government, public issues, and policy debates affecting their communities, and to inspire young women to pursue activities which will enable them to become effective leaders.

2014 Winners


Past Winners:

Where are they now?


Elizabeth Ochs

After graduating from Brown University, Elizabeth Ochs worked as a community organizer at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless... Read more »

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The Sixteenth Annual Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon will be held in the spring of 2016.  We hope you will be able to join us.  Please check back for updates.


Thank you for making the Fifteenth Annual Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon a success!

This short video highlights the 2015 luncheon and the nine amazing young women who won scholarships.   View the video here!

On April 29, 2015, over 430 guests honored the recipient and finalists of the
2015 Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship
and the
2015 Recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award
Famed Oceanic Explorer
Dr. Sylvia Earle

Dr. Sylvia Earle
Dr. Sylvia Earle


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"I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude for the opportunity I've been given to share with you a little about my future plans, and express my gratitude to those who have helped me stand where I am today..I hope to become an ESOL teacher and travel to different states and countries to teach, and encourage the student I teach to pursue a higher education. I have many objectives and I pray that I continue with my goal to not only grow as a person; but also help others along the way. "
- Keyri Lopez-Godoy, 2015 Emily Couric Scholarship Winner
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