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 full
Arizona Center for Civic Leadership AZ Nonpartisan The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership includes the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, the Arizona Civic Leadership Collaborative, and an ongoing...
Arizona Federation of Democratic Women AZ Dem

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

Arizona Federation of Republican Women AZ Rep

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) works to promote an informed electorate through political education; foster loyalty to the...

Arizona Leading for Change AZ Nonpartisan

Leading For Change (LFC) is a non-profit, non-partisan training organization dedicated to developing the next generation of civic leaders in their...

Arizona List AZ Dem The purpose of the Arizona List is to help elect pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.
Arizona NOW AZ 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...
Arizona Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
AZ Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Arizona Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan political organization dedicated to increasing the number of women elected...
Arizona Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
AZ Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Arizona Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan political organization dedicated to increasing the number of women elected...
Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona AZ Dem

The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona  promotes the cause of the Democratic Party and encourages full participation of women in every level...

Emerge Arizona
Emerge America
AZ Dem Arizona Emerge, part of the Emerge America Network, is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in Arizona. The Emerge mission...
Greater Tuscon Leadership
Leadership Institute
AZ Nonpartisan

Greater Tucson Leadership exists to inform, educate and sensitize current and emerging leaders about key issues affecting Greater Tucson and to...

Leadership Glendale
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
AZ Nonpartisan Leadership Glendale is an eight-month leadership development program to educate participants about Glendale, its infrastructure and dynamics....
Mesa Leadership Training and Development Program
Mesa Chamber of Commerce
AZ Nonpartisan

The Mesa Leadership Training and Development Program works to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction...

Progressive Majority Candidate Recruitment and Development Program
Progressive Majority
AZ Dem Launched in 2004, Progressive Majority's Candidate Recruitment and Development Program works to recruit progressive leaders to public service by...
Scottsdale Leadership AZ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1987, Scottsdale Leadership offers a core nine-month community leadership development program.  Forty participants are selected each...

The Dodie Londen Series AZ Rep

The Dodie London Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...

Valley Leadership Institute
Valley Leadership
AZ Nonpartisan

Valley Leadership Institute is an annual nine-month program for fifty Greater Phoenix area leaders to learn about community-related topics while...