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 Workshop
Michigan Farm Bureau
MI Nonpartisan The Michigan Farm Bureau offers a Campaign Management Workshop for candidates for public office, their spouses and campaign managers, as well as...
Campaign Training
Michigan Democratic Party
MI Dem

The Michigan Democratic Party offers in-person trainings focused on leadership training and issues related to campaigning for state House and...

Candidate Training
MI List
MI Dem Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan legislature...
Emerge Michigan MI Dem

Emerge Michigan is changing the face of politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to...

Leadership Detroit
Detroit Chamber of Commerce
MI Nonpartisan Leadership Detroit gives emerging and existing leaders a forum for discussion and problem-solving on how they can lead the region to success....
Leadership Michigan
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
MI Nonpartisan

Leadership Michigan is a seven-month program emphasizing community leadership.  Selected applicants participate in six sessions from April through...

MI List MI Dem

Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan...

MI List MI Dem

Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan...

Michigan Federation of Democratic Women MI Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Michigan NOW
National Organization for Women
MI Nonpartisan Sponsored by the National Organization for Women
Michigan Political Leadership Program
Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR)
MI Nonpartisan The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) at Michigan State University (MSU) recruits, trains, and inspires current and future public policy...
Ready to Run® Michigan
Women's Center, Grand Valley State University
MI Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Michigan is a nonpartisan effort to train and engage women to consider running for elected office or seeking appointed office or...

Republican Women's Federation of Michigan MI Rep

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

The Michigan Series MI Rep

The Michigan Series, an affiliate of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, encourages, mentors and prepares selected...

The Women Officials' Network MI Nonpartisan

Founded in 1997, the Women Officials' Network (WON) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to women's leadership at all levels of government....

The Women Officials' Network MI Nonpartisan

Founded in 1997, the Women Officials' Network (WON) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to women's leadership at all levels of government....