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The WE Lead scholars celebrated their graduation with a Q&A session and dinner with President and Mrs. Bush. Photo by Grant Miller

WE Lead Graduation

March 25, 2019 1 minute Read by Miriam Spradling
The inaugural class of WE Lead scholars graduated from the 5-month program on March 21. WE Lead seeks to empower and equip women to become more effective leaders and to advance economic opportunity in their communities and countries.

The inaugural class of WE Lead scholars from Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia were back in Dallas last week to present their personal leadership projects and complete the 5-month program. They celebrated their graduation with a Q&A session and dinner with President and Mrs. Bush.

While in the United States for Module 3, the scholars also spent time in Washington, D.C., visiting the Supreme Court, the White House Historical Association, and the U.S. Department of State.

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Miriam Spradling
Miriam Spradling

Miriam Spradling serves as Senior Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where she focuses on the Bush Institute’s global initiatives.

Prior to joining the Bush Center, Miriam was an Assistant Director of External Relations at Stanford Law School, managing recent graduate engagement, direct appeals, and the class gift campaign. Before Stanford, Miriam worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Communications Specialist. In that role, she provided writing, video production, and media relations support. Miriam also worked for ABC13 in Houston as an Associate Producer.

Miriam graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in business. As a student, she completed multiple internships, including roles with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Monthly, ESPNU, and ABC News.

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