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
21st Century Leadership Academy
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

The 21st Century Leadership Academy is a week-long residential leadership development program for Missouri college students designed to stimulate...

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...

California Issues and Trends Program
Leadership California
CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1988, Leadership California is a non-partisan network of women leaders dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California...
California Women Lead CA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1974, California Women Lead is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and campaign trainings,...

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance program is active in several college campuses nationwide, where Campus Organizers help students build and...
Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI)
YWCA of Greater Atlanta
GA Nonpartisan

Women from diverse backgrounds are selected to participate in a year-long Institute to learn how to develop and support policy proposals that...

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge MO Nonpartisan

Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge is an annual traveling symposium designed to bring together women leaders from global corporations, small...

HOPE Leadership Institute
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)
CA Nonpartisan

 The HOPE Leadership Institute (HLI) is the first and only statewide leadership program specifically designed for professional Latinas in...

ICAN Women's Leadership Conference
the Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN)
NE Nonpartisan

The annual ICAN Women's Leadership conference is a one-day program that educates women about the important tools for leadership, inspires them to...

Iowa N.E.W. Leadership
Women's Resource and Action Center, University of Iowa
IA Nonpartisan

Iowa NEW Leadership is an intensive six-day residential institute that develops college womens public leadership skills, supports their engagement...

Iowa Women Lead Change IA Nonpartisan

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) is the state’s premier leadership organization for women, offering comprehensive leadership resources including...

Leadership Illinois IL Nonpartisan Established in 1988, Leadership Illinois is a professional network of women leaders from throughout the state. Class members participate in three...
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 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...

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™
Mississippi University for Women
MS Nonpartisan

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™ is a residential institute that develops college women’s public leadership skills, supports their engagement in...

N.E.W. Leadership™ Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center's Women's Leadership Program at the University of Oklahoma
OK Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Oklahoma is a week long residential institute that educates women college students and inspires them to get involved in the...

National APAWLI Signature Fellowship
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women
CA Nonpartisan The National APAWLI Signature Program (Fellowship) selects Asian Pacific American women with 8+ years of work/community experience and who are...
National Young Women's Leadership Conference
Feminist Majority Foundation
National Nonpartisan

The National Young Womens Leadership conference is an annual spring conference for campus activists, many affiliated with FMFs Choices Campus...

New Leaders Council St. Louis
New Leaders Council
MO Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
NEW Leadership® Development Network
Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University
National Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® is a week-long residential institute designed to empower college women to become involved in the political process....

NEW Leadership® Eastern Washington
Washington State University - Spokane and Gonzaga University
WA Nonpartisan

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

NEW Leadership® Idaho
School of Public Service, Boise State University
ID Nonpartisan

The centerpiece of the NEW Leadership® Idaho program is a 6-day summer institute that will bring together 24-32 college students from...

NEW Leadership® Illinois
Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago and Conference of Women Legislators
IL Nonpartisan

The NEW Leadership® summer institute is an intensive residential program that educates college women about politics and policy making...

NEW Leadership® Maine
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
ME Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Maine is a six-day, non-partisan residential training program provided at no cost to undergraduate college women...

NEW Leadership® Montana
Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center, University of Montana
MT
NEW Leadership® Nevada
Women's Research Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
NV Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Nevada is a six-day summer institute that brings together 25 college students from across the state to learn about...

NEW Leadership® New Jersey
CAWP
NJ Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is a residential summer institute designed to empower about 35 college women each year to become involved in the...

NEW Leadership® New York
Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
NY Nonpartisan

The NEW Leadership® New York is an intensive residential program that educates college women about politics and policy making and...

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for...

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for...

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
ND, MN, SD Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Northern Lights is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for...

NEW Leadership® Ohio
John Glenn College of Public Policy, Ohio State University
OH Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Ohio is a week long residential summer institute that educates women college students and inspires them to get involved...

NEW Leadership® Oregon
Center for Women's Leadership, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
OR Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Oregon is the women's leadership development program housed at the Center for Women, Politics & Policy at Portland...

NEW Leadership® Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University
PA Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® Pennsylvania is an intensive, week-long, residential leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and...

NEW Leadership® South Carolina
Winthrop University/College of Charleston/Coastal Carolina University
SC Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership® South Carolina is a residential program that gives college women the knowledge and skills to become effective leaders...

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...

Pathway to Politics
Center for Women
SC

The Center for Women (C4W) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves to help educate and advocate so that women in South Carolina have...

Running Start Young Women's Political Leadership Program
Running Start
DC Nonpartisan The Young Womens Political Leadership Training teaches high school girls about political leadership. Girls attend a five-day retreat in July with...
The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN) NE Nonpartisan

The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN) is a non-profit leadership development organization offering comprehensive leadership...

VoteRunLead National Nonpartisan

VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that unleashes the power of women leaders in democracy through training, technology and...

WE Lead OH Nonpartisan WE Lead is a 10-month program combining an experiential curriculum with executive coaching. Approximately 54 women are selected each year to...
WE Succeed OH Nonpartisan WE Succeed is an intensivethree-month coaching experience focused on helping women set and attain specific goals. Executive coaches work with...
WeLEAD
American University Women and Politics Institute
DC Nonpartisan The WeLEAD Program, founded in 2000, consists of seven Saturday training sessions that address campaigns and elections, communication and message...
Women in Leadership
Coro North California
CA Nonpartisan

Coro’s Women in Leadership program will support the leadership development of women across the Bay Area, establish a pipeline for professional...

Women in Leadership
Coro North California
CA Nonpartisan

The program will engage 24 mid-career women of diverse backgrounds from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors for intensive leadership...

Women in Leadership Program
Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
PA Nonpartisan The Women in Leadership (WIL) program offers women in southwestern Pennsylvania an opportunity to enhance personal leadership potential within a...
Women in Leadership Program
Coro Leadership Center - St. Louis
MO Nonpartisan

Coro's Women In Leadership (WIL) program is a five-month part-time training program that provides an opportunity for women to refine their...

Women Lead Oklahoma OK Nonpartisan

Women Lead Oklahoma provides education, resources, and networking that inspire community and civic action. Women Lead creates sustainable...

Women Leading Kentucky KY Nonpartisan Women Leading Kentucky is an educational organization sponsoring programs/services to promote the importance of developing relationships built on...
Women's Leadership Institute UT

The Women’s Leadership Institute elevates the stature of women’s leadership by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in...

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