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
Campaign Management Training Seminar
Indiana Farm Bureau
IN Nonpartisan

The Indiana Farm Bureau offers a campaign management training for candidates for public office, their spouses and campaign managers, as well as...

Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Democratic Women's Caucus PAC (Monroe County) IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
Indiana Federation of Republican Women IN Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Indiana Leadership Association IN Nonpartisan Founded in 1991, the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) is an organization providing information, partnership, networking, consulting, training and...
Indiana Leadership Forum IN Rep

Founded in 1993, the Indiana Leadership Forum works to prepare indiana leaders for politics, providing training on why politics matters,...

Indiana NOW
National Organization for Women
IN 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...
Leadership Fort Wayne IN Nonpartisan Founded in 1983, Leadership Fort Wayne is a nine-month program that trains individuals to positively affect the community through servant leadership...
Leadership Southern Indiana IN Nonpartisan Leadership Southern Indiana educates Indiana residents about their community, identifies ways to improve the communitys services and effectiveness,...
Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series
The Lugar Series
IN Rep Founded in 1989, the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series encourages, mentors and prepares selected Republican women leaders to seek...
The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
IN Nonpartisan

The Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series is an annual Indianapolis-based leadership program for young professionals seeking to learn about...