Leigh was invited by STEMConnector and Million Women Mentors to meet at PepsiCo's headquarters in Rye, New York as part of the STEM Innovation Task Force (SITF) to move forward the 2018 innovation in education agenda. SITF is a thought leadership and action council comprised of more than 30 private sector and education leaders. The task force focused on collaborative approaches to address the STEM talent shortfall gap. The SITF views the STEM challenge through the lens of the private sector and develops solutions that prepare the next-generation workforce with necessary capabilities for the jobs of tomorrow. To address these challenges, the SITF established three major campaigns, STEM 2.0, STEM Career Accelerator and the Global STEM Talent Summit. The SITF also publishes research-based white papers on STEM that advance capabilities such as career-focused experiential learning, STEM 2.0 and its effectiveness on student learning outcomes and career preparation.