WeLead Alumni Spotlight

Lauren Underwood graduated from the WeLead Training Program in 2012 and was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent her hometown, Naperville, in Illinois's 14th District. In an historic win, Representative Underwood was able to flip the district, unseating a four-term Republican incumbent. She is the first woman and first African-American to represent the district, and the youngest black woman to serve in Congress. Underwood was endorsed by former President Barack Obama. Read more