Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
Women's Leadership Program
American Democracy Institute
DC Nonpartisan

The American Democracy Institute's recently launched Women's Leadership Program offers education and training designed to foster innovative...

Women's Legislative Education Summit
Florida Commission on the Status of Women
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and its partners from across Florida present a forum dedicated to educating women about the...

Women's Legislative Network
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National

The Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures is the professional development organization that includes every...

Women's Pipeline for Change MA Nonpartisan

The Women's Pipeline for Change is building a sustainable infrastructure to support progressive women of color as they enter, navigate and move up...

Women's Policy Leadership Institute
Montana Women Vote
MT Nonpartisan

The Womens Policy Leadership Institute is dedicated to training leaders to reflect the vision and capabilities of women in public life.  WPLIs...

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey PAC NJ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1972, the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits and trains progressive...

Women's Political Committee CA Dem

Established in 1977, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates, primarily in California, who are seeking elected...

Women's Political Committee National Nonpartisan Established in 1984, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates for federal office. Candidates must support the National...
Women's Taking Action in Politics (TAP) Fund NY Nonpartisan The Women's TAP (Taking Action in Politics) Fund is a non-partisan PAC operating in western New York whose goal is to elect qualified, pro-choice,...
WomenElect NY Nonpartisan WomenElect is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks...
Womens Legislators of Maryland MD Nonpartisan

The Maryland Legislative Women's Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral women's caucus that sets a legislative agenda. The Caucus has also worked to...

WomenWinning Minnesota MN Nonpartisan The mission of womenwinning is to encourage, promote and support pro-choice women's leadership in all political parties and levels of public office.
Wyoming Federation of Democratic Women WY Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of women's voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

Wyoming L.E.A.D
Wyoming Business Councils Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Agriculture Leadership Council (WALC)
WY Nonpartisan The Wyoming L.E.A.D. Program develops highly motivated, well informed rural leaders who will act forcefully, serve effectively, and speak...
Wyoming NOW
National Organization for Women
WY Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
Wyoming Women Rise WY

Wyoming Women Rise is dedicated to empowering women in Wyoming to become leaders in state and local government.

Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus WY Nonpartisan The bi-partisan Wyoming Womens Legislative Caucus offers regular gatherings, a speakers bureau, candidate development, and an intern/aide program to...
Young Women's Political Summit
Running Start
National Nonpartisan

Running Start offers a Young Women’s Political Summit to bring together women of all ages seeking inspiration and skills to enter the political...

Young Women’s Political Leadership Program
Running Start
National Nonpartisan

Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL) introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership.  The program...

Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy
Native Action Network
WA Nonpartisan Beginning in 2010, the Native Action Network holds an annual two-day Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy designed to empower young women as they...

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