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 Assistance
Mississippi Republican Party
MS Rep The Mississippi Republican Party provides assistance upon request to candidates who have filed as Republicans.
Leadership Mississippi
Mississippi Economic Council
MS Nonpartisan Leadership Mississippi is designed to build a strong, diverse network of leaders from every corner of the state to enhance civic engagement....
Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women MS Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Mississippi Federation of Republican Women MS Rep

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

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and Mississippi University for Women
MS Nonpartisan

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™ is a residential institute that develops college women’s public leadership skills, supports their engagement in...

Mississippi NOW
National Organization for Women
MS 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...
Ready to Run® Mississippi
The John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women, Foundation for the Mid South, and The Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership
MS Nonpartisan

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

Stennis Institute of Government Campaign Training MS Nonpartisan

The Stennis Institute of Government provides day-long political education workshops designed to capture potential candidates, campaign volunteers...