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
Annie's List TX Dem Annie's List aims to recruit, train, and support progressive Democratic women to run for office across the state.
Campaign Training
Texas Republican Party
TX Rep

The Texas Republican Party provides campaign training throughout Texas upon request. One to two hour trainings can be scheduled for groups or...

Campaign/Candidate Training
Texas Democratic Party
TX Dem The Texas Democratic Party runs campaign and candidate trainings several times a year that vary in topic and length. Some trainings are open to all...
Candidate 101 Training
Annie's List
TX Dem

The program is tailored for progressive, Democratic women who are considering a run for elective office at any level. The trainings are full-day,...

Leadership Austin
Leadership Institute
TX Nonpartisan Established in 1979, the Leadership Austin Essential Class is a nine-month program that focuses on regional issues, leadership skills, and the...
Leadership Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan Established in 1972 by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Corpus Christi is a nine-month training program for emerging and existing leaders that...
Leadership Dallas
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1975, Leadership Dallas is a ten-month educational program addressing issues most important to the Dallas community and developing...

Leadership El Paso
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan Leadership El Paso is a year-long program educating participants about key issues facing El Paso. Forty participants are selected to participate in a...
Leadership Fort Worth TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1972, Leadership Fort Worth is a 10-month training effort to educate area professionals about the issues facing Fort Worth and to develop...
Leadership Garland
Garland Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan

Leadership Garland is a ten-month program offered by the Garland Chamber of Commerce to provide corporate leadership training; to motivate and...

Leadership Houston TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1980, Leadership Houston provides a 10-month leadership development program that meets monthly to educate, energize, and activate civic...
Leadership Lubbock TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1976, Leadership Lubbock is a leadership and community orientation program for selected Chamber business leaders. This program provides...

Leadership Pipeline
Foundation for Women's Resources
TX Nonpartisan

Created in 1996, Power Pipeline provides emerging women leaders with the opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced women leaders. It...

Leadership Plano TX Nonpartisan

Established in 1983, Leadership Plano is a nine-month community leadership development program designed to increase individual and community...

Leadership San Antonio
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
TX Nonpartisan

Leadership San Antonio is a jointly sponsored program of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of...

Leadership Texas
Foundation for Women's Resources
TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1983, Leadership Texas, a program of the Foundation for Womens Resources, identifies and develops Texas' women leaders by providing them...
Leadership Women TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1973, the Foundation for Women's Resources works with program affiliates and women leaders to advance and improve the personal, economic...
League of Women Voters of Texas TX Nonpartisan

The League of Women Voters of Texas, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and...

NEW Leadership™ Texas
University of Texas at Austin, Center for Women's and Gender Studies
TX Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Texas brings together college women from across the political spectrum to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics....

Ready to Run® New Mexico/Texas Borderlands
The Women's Intercultural Center
TX, NM Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® New Mexico/Texas Borderlands provides non-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government positions. The day-...

Texas Democratic Women TX Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Texas Federation of Republican Women TX Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Texas Latina PAC TX Dem

Texas Latina List is a progressive political action committee that endorses and financially supports Latina women in Texas.

Texas Leadership Institute TX Nonpartisan

The Texas Leadership Institute (TLI), a non-profit educational consortium, was formed in 1995 to enhance the ability of the small to medium-size...

Texas NOW
National Organization for Women
TX 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...

Texas Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the National Women's Political Caucus of Texas is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization...

Texas Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the National Women's Political Caucus of Texas is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization...