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
Rhode Island Republican Party
RI Rep

The Rhode Island Republican Party holds campaign trainings during election years, varying in topic and focus.  Trainings are offered for...

Candidate School
Operation Clean Government
RI Nonpartisan Operation Clean Governments Candidate School has offered a non-partisan educational seminar in Rhode Island every election year since 2002. Designed...
Candidate Training
Rhode Island Democratic Party
RI Dem

The Rhode Island Democratic Party runs a campaign training in the spring of each election year for invited candidates.  

Leadership Rhode Island RI Nonpartisan Founded in 1981, Leadership Rhode Island educates leaders in multiple sectors on the critical issues facing Rhode Island. Fifty individuals are...
New Leaders Council Rhode Island RI Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
NEW Leadership™ New England
Jeanne D. Smith Center for the Study of American Democracy and Citizenship at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics
NH, CT, ME, MA, RI, VT Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ New England is a leadership training program designed to educate and empower college women to give them the skills to be part of...

Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus RI Dem With the goal of reducing the disparity between men and women in public policy formation and elected offices held, the RIDWC seeks to organize,...
Rhode Island Federation of Republican Women RI Rep

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

Rhode Island Gender Balance Legislation RI Nonpartisan The General Laws of Rhode Island (28-5.1-3.1) establishes that to the extent possible all boards, commissions, committees, and councils shall be...
Rhode Island NOW
National Organization for Women
RI 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...

Rhode Island Women's Legislative Caucus RI Nonpartisan The Rhode Island Women's Legislative Caucus brings the women of the General Assembly together in a non-partisan setting to make progress on issues...