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
Civic Leadership Institute
Boston Cares
MA Nonpartisan

The Civic Leadership Institute at Boston Cares has two components: developing individuals leadership strengths and styles and applying practical...

Emerge Massachusetts
Emerge America
MA Dem Emerge Massachusetts is a political leadership program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify,...
Massachusetts NOW MA 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...
Massachusetts Women's Legislative Caucus MA Nonpartisan The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators was formed in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to encourage...
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a multipartisan organization that...

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC provides support to qualified, pro-choice women candidates running for legislative and statewide...

MassGAP
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP) was founded in 2002 as a bi-partisan coalition of womens groups whose purpose is to...

MWPC Campaign Skills School
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the Massachussets Women's Political Caucus trains women from multiple parties in skills needed to run successful, effective...

New Leaders Council Boston
New Leaders Council
MA Nonpartisan

New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...

NEW Leadership™ New England
Jeanne D. Smith Center for the Study of American Democracy and Citizenship at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics
NH, CT, ME, MA, RI, VT Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ New England is a leadership training program designed to educate and empower college women to give them the skills to be part of...

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...