Texas Women’s Foundation’s Leadership Forum Virtual Series, presented by AT&T, elevates and celebrates the voices of women leaders, and presents the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards to exemplary trailblazers in our community. The 2020 Young Leader Award honoree is Karla Guadalupe García, Dallas Independent School District board trustee and secretary, the youngest person and first Latina elected. She was inspired to run for Dallas ISD District 4 trustee because she wanted to address the inequities that she saw in the public school system, particularly in Southeast Dallas. After her family moved to Dallas, her parents’ strong desire to see her obtain a college education led Garcia to attend Dallas ISD’s Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, a Young Women’s Preparatory Network School, and the first public all-girls magnet school in Texas. She was the first in her family to attend college, and studied public policy and entrepreneurship at UNC.