Duy-Loan Le is a recipient of the 2007 Women of Vision for Leadership. Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1962, she fled to the U.S. with no father and a family of nine in 1975, eventually settling in Houston. Although Le knew no English on her arrival, she mastered the language fast enough to graduate from Alief Hastings High School at 16 as Valedictorian of her class of 335 students. In 1976, she received her first recognition in the US as ‘Citizen of the Month’ from Kiwanis International Club. In 1981, Houston Chronicle featured her as ‘Scholastic Wonder’, and Duy-Loan also received commendation from The Office of The Ambassador of The Royal Netherlands for her scholastic achievement and her humanitarian effort in fund raising to aid the Vietnamese refugees.