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
21st Century Leadership Academy
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

The 21st Century Leadership Academy is a week-long residential leadership development program for Missouri college students designed to stimulate...

Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus MO Nonpartisan The Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus PAC supports pro-choice women candidates for state and local office. Male candidates sharing the...
Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge MO Nonpartisan

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge is an annual traveling symposium designed to bring together women leaders from global corporations, small...

Leadership Missouri
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
MO Nonpartisan

Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen...

Leadership St. Louis
FOCUS St. Louis
MO Nonpartisan

Founded in 1976, Leadership St. Louis (LSL) is a nine-month leadership development program dedicated to community improvement.  Emerging and...

Missouri Federation of Women's Democratic Clubs MO Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Missouri Legislative Women's Caucus MO Nonpartisan
Missouri NOW
National Organization for Women
MO 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...

Missouri Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Missouri Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
New Leaders Council St. Louis
New Leaders Council
MO Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
Pipeline to Public Office
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

The Sue Shear Institute offers a variety of training programs designed to help women navigate the pipeline to politics. "Pipeline to Public Office...

Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life MO Nonpartisan The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life was founded in the fall of 1996 to assist women in developing the interest and skills necessary to...
The Centurions Leadership Program
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
MO Nonpartisan

The Centurions Leadership Program of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is a two-year program providing education and training to about...

The Inside Scoop on Appointments to Boards and Commissions
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

"Inside Scoop" is a program designed to give those interested in serving on public boards and commissions an opportunity to hear from the...

The Show Me State Series MO Rep The Show Me State Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...
Women in Leadership Program
Coro Leadership Center - St. Louis
MO Nonpartisan

Coro's Women In Leadership (WIL) program is a five-month part-time training program that provides an opportunity for women to refine their...