Leslie A. Morris is the Founder and CEO of Women of the Dream (WOD), whose mission is to strengthen the leadership, power, and voices of girls from marginalized and underserved communities. She holds a B.A. from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College) and graduate degrees in clinical social work and public health in the area of maternal and child health from Boston College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Her career spanned 35 years, primarily in community-based health care and social work, before retiring in 2015 to focus on building WOD. The passionate leader has worked with some renowned organizations like the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey Primary Care Association, to name a few.
WOD’s inception was simply a continuation of her work with children, teens, and families in underserved communities.