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
MWPC Campaign Skills School
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the Massachussets Women's Political Caucus trains women from multiple parties in skills needed to run successful, effective...

Oregon Women's Campaign School
Oregon Women's Campaign School
OR Nonpartisan

The Oregon Womens Campaign School is a biennial skill-building weekend in Portland for pro-choice candidates, campaign staff and activists of any...

Pipeline to Politics
Carl Albert Center's Women's Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma
OK Nonpartisan

Pipeline to Politics is a biennial program that serves women interested in stepping up their political and civic engagement by running for office...

Pipeline to Public Office
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

The Sue Shear Institute offers a variety of training programs designed to help women navigate the pipeline to politics. "Pipeline to Public Office...

Political Institute for Women SC Nonpartisan The Political Institute for Women is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to training women to run for elected office and to pursue...
Political Opportunity Program
EMILY's List
National Dem

Since its inception in 2001, the Political Opportunity Program (POP) has provided training to state and local candidates and their staffs...

Proyecto 85 PR
Ready to Run® Alabama
Women and Gender Resource Center, University of Alabama
AL Nonpartisan

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

Ready To Run® Connecticut
Fairfield University, Department of Politics and Master of Public Administration Program
CT
Ready To Run® Delaware
Women’s Equality and Empowerment Fund of Delaware
DE Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Delaware is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage and train women to run for elective office, position themselves...

Ready to Run® Hawaii
Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
HI Nonpartisan

Hawaii's Ready to Run® Campaign Training, sponsored by the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women and part of the Ready to Run® National...

Ready To Run® Illinois
Western Illinois University
IL Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Illinois is a nonpartisan effort to train and engage women to consider running for elected office or seeking appointed office or...

Ready to Run® Indiana
Women 4 Change Leadership Series
IN

Ready to Run® Indiana is a non-partisan campaign training program presented by the Women 4 Change Leadership series. This program encourages women...

Ready to Run® Iowa
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
IA Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Iowa is a bi-partisan, comprehensive, one-day workshop offered every other year by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and...

Ready to Run® Louisiana
Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation and Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University
LA Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Louisiana  is a nonpartisan effort to train and engage women to consider running for elected office or seeking appointed office or...

Ready to Run® Minnesota
College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV Initiative, University of St. Thomas
MN Nonpartisan

The College of Arts and Sciences' SOLV Initiative at the University of St. Thomas is now a national network partner of Ready to Run®, a non-...

Ready to Run® National Training Network
Center for American Women and Politics
National Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or...

Ready to Run® New Jersey
Center for American Women and Politics
NJ Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® New Jersey is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to...

Ready to Run® New Mexico
University of New Mexico
NM
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-...

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-...

Ready to Run® North Dakota
North Dakota Women's Network
ND Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or...

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® Ohio
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
OH Nonpartisan

Ready to Run® Ohio is a nonpartisan effort to train and engage women to consider running for elected office or seeking appointed office or being...

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...

Ready To Run® South Dakota
Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI)
SD
Ready to Run® West Virginia
West Virginia Women's Commission
WV
Real Women Run
YWCA Utah
UT Nonpartisan

Real Women Run  Find Your Voice is a collaborative nonpartisan effort that began in 2011 to empower Utah women to participate fully in public life...

Rise to Run National

Rise to Run is a grassroots and community-based organization that is progressive, exists both on and offline, and is focused solely on training...

Run Women Run CA Nonpartisan

Run Women Run was founded in 2008 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization with a mission to inspire, recruit, train, mentor and support pro-...

RUN WY
Wyoming Women Rise
WY

RUN WY Candidate Training is a joint effort by the Equality State Policy Center, Wyoming Women Rise, and Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance to...

She Can Win PA Nonpartisan

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

She Should Run National Nonpartisan

She Should Run is a non-partisan organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run...

Supermajority National Nonpartisan

Supermajority is a membership-based organization that affirms and builds women’s power and serves as a one-stop shop for advocacy, community...

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...

The Campaign School at Yale
Yale University
National Nonpartisan

The Campaign School at Yale University is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence...

The Dodie Londen Series AZ Rep

The Dodie London Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Series KS Rep

The Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in...

The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida FL Nonpartisan

The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida is a non-partisan organization incorporated in the State of Florida and serving women in...

The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute OH Rep The Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute is an eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume...
The Lincoln Series IL Rep

The Lincoln Series, formally The Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series Program, provides leadership and campaign training to...

The Marian Bergeson Series CA Rep Established in 2004, the Marian Bergeson Series is a nine-month series aimed at preparing Republican women for their next level of public involvement...
The Michigan Series MI Rep

The Michigan Series, an affiliate of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, encourages, mentors and prepares selected...

The Minnesota Series MN Rep Founded in October 2007, the Minnesota Excellence Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded...
The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series
The Lugar Series
IN Rep

Founded in 1989, the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series encourages, mentors and prepares selected Republican women leaders to...

The Show Me State Series MO Rep The Show Me State Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...
The Tillie Fowler Series FL Rep The Tillie Fowler Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...
The Vesta Roy Series NH Rep

The Vesta Roy Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor and...

The Women Officials' Network MI Nonpartisan

Founded in 1997, the Women Officials' Network (WON) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to women's leadership at all levels of government....

Training for Republican Women
Arkansas Republican Party
AR Rep Beyond general campaign trainings offered by the Arkansas Republican Party, the women members of the Party typically offer campaign trainings...

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