About Laspa

Welcome to We Act; We Write, the Laspa Center for Leadership blog!

Our Purpose

The Laspa Center for Leadership is closing the gender leadership gap by providing programming, partnerships, and engagement designed to empower emerging women leaders and to expand women’s global influence, power, and impact.

Our Mission

The mission of the Laspa Center for Leadership is “to develop and support future generations of women leaders, providing them with the necessary attributes, knowledge, and skills to succeed in the 21st century.”

Our Values

The Laspa Center achieves its mission through programming aligned with the core principles of Scripps’ educational mission:


Provide skills, experience, and opportunities to lead through action.


Empower emerging leaders to identify and harness their personal leadership style and attributes.


Foster accountability for the global community through dialogue, scholarship, and ethical standards.


Create opportunities to support our local and global communities.