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 Training
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
PA Dem

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party runs several trainings throughout the year on a variety of topics related to campaigning, including finances,...

Emerge Pennsylvania PA Dem

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

Leadership Philadelphia
Leadership Institute
PA Nonpartisan The Core Program consists of eleven day-long seminar sessions from September through June. Meetings generally consist of a morning listening to local...
Leadership Pittsburgh PA Nonpartisan

Leadership Pittsburgh (LP) is a nine-month program for established senior leaders from public and private sectors to develop their skills and...

New Leaders Council Philadelphia PA Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University
PA Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Pennsylvania is an intensive, week-long, residential leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and empower young...

Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University PA Nonpartisan

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University is a non-partisan center devoted to fostering women's public leadership...

Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women PA Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women PA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Pennsylvania NOW
National Organization for Women
PA 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...
Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program PA Nonpartisan Established in 1985, the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership (RULE) Program is a partnership between the public and private sectors with funds from...
Ready to Run® Northeastern Pennsylvania
University of Scranton
PA Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Northeastern Pennsylvania is a non-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign,...

Ready to Run® Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University
PA Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long...

Represent! PAC PA Dem

Represent! PAC was founded to increase the number of Democratic women in elected office in Pennsylvania by providing financial investments in...

Running for Public Office
Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
PA Nonpartisan Running for Public Office is an nonpartisan experiential learning program of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in Pittsburgh. Twenty participants...
She Can Win PA Nonpartisan

She Can Win is a non-partisan organization promoting women in civic leadership through comprehensive training, mentorship, and professional...

The Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series PA Rep

The Anne Anstine 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 Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
PA Nonpartisan The Women in Leadership (WIL) program offers women in southwestern Pennsylvania an opportunity to enhance personal leadership potential within a...