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In LeaderLabs, four CLA Fellow Candidates explore the connections between leadership and their own experiences. These fellow candidates then speak about their journeys to the full cohort, allowing the speakers to gain valuable public speaking experience while also encouraging other fellow candidates to examine the insights and similar narratives in their own lives.

“Cultivating your identity is not easy. But it is essential to fully understand yourself and your leadership style. My identity as a black woman plays a vital role in my leadership identity. In order for me to be an authentic leader, I have to understand and appreciate myself first.”

Jenia Thompson, CLA Fellow Candidate