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.

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Past Winners:


Logan Coleman

Logan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in politics and a certificate in Latin American studies.... Read more »

We are excited for the Emily Couric
Leadership Forum's 17th Annual

Emily Couric Leadership Luncheon

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 12 noon
Where: Omni Charlottesville

We will celebrate the bright young women leaders
of the 2017 Emily Couric Leadership
Scholarship Award

and the

2017 Women's Leadership Award Winner
Val Ackerman

Val Ackerman

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What is ECLF?


Today's the day! Big congratulations to the 2017 Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship winner, Ayoade Balogun from Albemarle High School. Ayoade founded the MESA Bridge Camp, where high school students teach math and physics to 7th and 8th grade girls so they can design and build a pedestrian bridge on the Rivanna Trail. Ayoade was even invited to present her project as part of a White House discussion on improving high school education. Congratulations, Ayoade! ... See MoreSee Less