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
Emerge Maine
Emerge America
ME Dem Emerge Maine is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify...
Institute for Civic Leadership ME Nonpartisan

The Institute for Civic Leadership offers a series of leadership programs including:  A 15-day Leadership Intensive held over the course of 9...

Leadership Maine
Maine Development Foundation
ME Nonpartisan Established in 1993, Leadership Maine educates area business and community leaders on the critical issues facing Maine. Thirty-five to 45 leaders...
Maine Federation of Republican Women ME Rep

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

Maine Women's Policy Center ME Nonpartisan

The Maine Women's Policy Center (MWPC) is committed to systemic change by organizing, training, and supporting women to effectively participate in...

NEW Leadership™ Maine
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
ME Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Maine is a six-day, non-partisan residential training program provided at no cost to undergraduate college women throughout the...

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...