Leslie Cao (she/her/hers) partners with clients to create collaborative and transformative experiences with an equity lens. At Change Elemental, Leslie supports project management, partner communications, and retreat organization. 

Driven by her passion for uplifting and supporting leaders, especially women of color, Leslie works with organizations to create programs that advance leadership and cultivate community. This has included Women’s Democracy Lab, the Arizona Center for Empowerment, Living United for Change in Arizona, and Current Movements. Leslie currently serves as a board member for the Diversify Ice Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources, mentorship, networking, and other opportunities to competitive ice skaters from historically underrepresented backgrounds. 

She is a second-gen Chinese-American, born and raised in North Carolina, and holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and is a music enthusiast.