WE LEAD was created by Dr. Lillie Cox to provide an opportunity for women in educational leadership to find support and growth on their professional journeys. For her work with female leaders and for the creation of WE LEAD, Dr. Cox has been awarded the AASA 2021 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award. Those recognized have a commitment to the advancement and mentorship of women and minorities in positions of leadership.
Dr. Cox is currently the Executive Director of North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NCASCD) and the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC). She is a former district superintendent, central office administrator, elementary, middle and high school principal and teacher in North Carolina.