Female Leadership & Mentoring Program (LEAD)

LEAD students at Gala

The Lead Female Leadership & Mentoring Program offers female-identifying students access to inclusive and holistic academic support, mentoring, leadership development, and community engagement opportunities.

Lead is a leadership and mentoring program, which seeks to improve access, retention, and completion of underrepresented female-identifying students at STCC. It engages students in educational, cultural, and civic engagement opportunities, all while building strong personal and professional networks. Lead promotes leadership, self-advocacy, and self-development.

Join Lead!

If you are interested in participating in the Lead Program, please complete the form below.


  • Lead seeks to improve access, retention, and completion of underrepresented female-identifying students.
  • Leadership: Provide opportunities to enhance and develop leadership skills
  • Self-advocacy: Build confidence, self-esteem, and character while promoting positive habits
  • Networking: Build strong personal and professional networks
  • Self-development: Engage students in educational, cultural, and civic engagement opportunities


  • Individualized support and a primary point of contact with the Lead team.
  • Invitations to in-person and virtual meetings, workshops, and events, academic skill development, self-improvement, financial literacy, and cultural enrichment.
  • Access to peer and professional mentors.
  • Assistance in course selection, registration, financial aid/FAFSA, and scholarship applications.
  • Leadership development opportunities that will impact your success inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Transfer advising and transfer visits to 4-year colleges and universities, including tours, information sessions, and student activities.
  • Sponsorship for participation in leadership development programs, conferences, and training.
  • Summer Business Leaders Owning Opportunity Matters (BLOOM) Bridge program for students who may be interested in majoring in a business program, a business career, or transferring into a business program at a four-year college or university.

Students also attend bi-weekly meetings to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities and events.


Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Suite 268

Strong Women Lead!