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
American Majority VA Nonpartisan Founded in 2008, American Majority is a national non-profit, nonpartisan training institute with national headquarters in Purcellville, VA and state...
Campaign Management School
The Leadership Institute
VA Rep

Founded in 1979, the Leadership Institute’s mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the...

Campaign Training Program
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia
VA Nonpartisan The Sorensen Institute's Candidate Training Program (CTP) is an intensive, four-day program focused on the fundamentals of a winning campaign for...
College Leaders Program
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia
VA Nonpartisan The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's College Leaders Program (CLP) is an advanced program on public service and leadership for college...
Committee Training
Virginia Democratic Party
VA Dem The Virginia Democratic Party runs either a single statewide training or multiple regional trainings on grassroots work to committee members each...
Emerge Virginia VA Dem

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

Leadership Arlington VA Nonpartisan

Leadership Arlington's Signature Program is a ten-month program that provides a forum for the business, nonprofit, and public sectors to discuss...

Political Leaders Program
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia
VA Nonpartisan The Sorensen Institute's flagship Political Leaders Program (PLP) is a leadership development program for Virginia men and women of all ages who are...
The Farm Team VA Dem

Started in 2008 under the leadership of former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, The Farm Team is a statewide organization devoted to indentifying...

The Farm Team VA Dem

Started in 2008 under the leadership of former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, The Farm Team is a statewide organization devoted to indentifying...

The Jennifer Byler Series VA Rep

The Jennifer Byler Institute works to increase the number of effective Republican women in public service and Party leadership by providing...

Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus VA Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Virginia Federation of Republican Women VA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Virginia Leadership Institute VA Nonpartisan Created in 2006, the Virginia Leadership Institute prepares black professionals to run for office through training, tracking, mentoring, and...
Virginia NOW
National Organization for Women
VA 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...
Virginia Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
VA Nonpartisan

The Virginia Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...

Virginia Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
VA Nonpartisan

The Virginia Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...