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
Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leadership
Women's Center, University of Washington, Seattle
WA Nonpartisan

Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute is an intensive six-day residential institute open to women students who attend universities or colleges in...

Campaign Management Training Seminar
Washington Farm Bureau
WA Nonpartisan The Washington Farm Bureau offers a campaign management training in multiple cities for candidates for public office, their spouses and campaign...
Campaign Trainings
Washington State Republican Party
WA Rep

The Washington Republican Party holds campaign trainings at least once a year, open to any Republican within the state. Trainings are typically...

Candidate Training
Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute
WA Rep

The Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute recruits and trains leaders in Washington State who are thinking about entering the arena of politics as...

Leadership Tomorrow
Leadership Institute
WA Nonpartisan

Leadership Tomorrow prepares, challenges and engages emerging and existing leaders through leadership development for the benefit of the Puget...

NEW Leadership™-Washington
Women's Resource Center, Washington State University
WA Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™-Washington  is a residential institute designed to empower college women to become involved in the political process. Participants...

Washington NOW
National Organization for Women
WA 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...
Washington State Federation of Democratic Women WA Dem

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

Washington Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
WA Nonpartisan

The Washington Women's Political Caucus trains and educates women interested in running for office.  The Caucus has a PAC that makes endorsements...

Washington Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
WA Nonpartisan

The Washington Women's Political Caucus trains and educates women interested in running for office.  The Caucus has a PAC that makes endorsements...

Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy
Native Action Network
WA Nonpartisan Beginning in 2010, the Native Action Network holds an annual two-day Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy designed to empower young women as they...