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
Leadership Akron OH Nonpartisan Leadership Akron is a leadership development class that meets once-monthly to educate class members about vital aspects of the greater Akron...
Leadership Cincinnati USA
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
OH Nonpartisan Leadership Cincinnati USA is a ten-month program offered by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to prepare participants for more active involvement...
Leadership Cleveland
Cleveland Leadership Center
OH Nonpartisan The Cleveland Leadership Center offers a number of programs to develop area leaders and encourage greater civic engagement among Cleveland...
Leadership Columbus OH Nonpartisan

Leadership Columbus offers educational programs to develop informed and committed leaders in the Columbus community.  The 10-month Signature...

Leadership Ohio OH Nonpartisan Established in 1992, Leadership Ohio brings together leaders from multiple disciplines in each of the 13 regions of Ohio to expose them to dialogue...
Leadership Toledo OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1980, Leadership Toledo is a non-profit organization that fosters leadership and involvement in the Greater Toledo area. Its adult...

NEW Leadership™ Ohio
John Glenn College of Public Policy, Ohio State University
OH Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Ohio is a week long residential summer institute that educates women college students and inspires them to get involved in the...

Ohio Federation of Republican Women OH Rep

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) is a federated club of the National Federation of Republican Women, providing political education,...

Ohio National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization for Women
OH Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Ohio Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

Ohio Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinatti Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

Ready to Run® Ohio
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
OH Nonpartisan

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

The Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute OH Rep The Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute is an eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume...
The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute OH Rep The Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute is an eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume...
WE Lead OH Nonpartisan WE Lead is a 10-month program combining an experiential curriculum with executive coaching. Approximately 54 women are selected each year to...
WE Succeed OH Nonpartisan WE Succeed is an intensivethree-month coaching experience focused on helping women set and attain specific goals. Executive coaches work with...