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
Leadership Augusta
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce
GA Nonpartisan Leadership Augusta was established in 1980 to enhance the civic participation of emerging leaders within the region. Leadership Augusta selects...
Leadership Aurora
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
CO Nonpartisan

Leadership Aurora is a ten-month community leadership development program that educates and prepares participants to take on leadership roles in...

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 Birmingham AL Nonpartisan Leadership Birmingham is a nine-month leadership development program that educates participants on issues important to the region while preparing...
Leadership Blount TN Nonpartisan Leadership Blount County is a community leadership enhancement and development program designed to provide a large number of well-trained, highly...
Leadership Boise
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
ID Nonpartisan

Founded in 1975, Leadership Boise is ten-month program preparing participants for civic leadership.  Each year, 45-48 applicants are selected to...

Leadership Buffalo NY Nonpartisan Leadership Buffalo is a leadership development organization dedicated to training and educating individuals on issues and skills important to the...
Leadership Charlotte NC Nonpartisan Leadership Charlotte, a community leadership development organization, operates a ten-month program in which participants meet with community leaders...
Leadership Cincinnati USA
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
OH Nonpartisan Leadership Cincinnati USA is a ten-month program offered by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to prepare participants for more active involvement...
Leadership Cleveland
Cleveland Leadership Center
OH Nonpartisan The Cleveland Leadership Center offers a number of programs to develop area leaders and encourage greater civic engagement among Cleveland...
Leadership Columbus OH Nonpartisan

Leadership Columbus offers educational programs to develop informed and committed leaders in the Columbus community.  The 10-month Signature...

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 Delaware DE Nonpartisan Established in 2008, Leadership Delaware, Inc. recruits and mentors young Delawareans (aged 25-40) who have the capacity, desire and courage to seek...
Leadership Denver
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
CO Nonpartisan

Leadership Denver is an 11-month leadership program that brings together brings together approximately 55 community leaders to discuss and learn...

Leadership Detroit
Detroit Chamber of Commerce
MI Nonpartisan Leadership Detroit gives emerging and existing leaders a forum for discussion and problem-solving on how they can lead the region to success....
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 Florida FL Nonpartisan Founded in 1982, Leadership Florida is a non-partisan organization addressing statewide topics of concern and encouraging interaction among the...
Leadership Fort Wayne IN Nonpartisan Founded in 1983, Leadership Fort Wayne is a nine-month program that trains individuals to positively affect the community through servant leadership...
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 Georgia GA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, Leadership Georgias primary purpose is to identify, train, and energize a network of emerging young leaders whose ages typically...

Leadership Glendale
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
AZ Nonpartisan Leadership Glendale is an eight-month leadership development program to educate participants about Glendale, its infrastructure and dynamics....
Leadership Greater Chicago
Leadership Institute
IL Nonpartisan Established in 1985, Leadership Greater Chicago is a ten-month program for high-potential people in greater Chicago's companies, nonprofit...
Leadership Greater Washington DC Nonpartisan

Established in 1986, Leadership Greater Washington unites regional leaders, organizations, and Chambers of Commerce to connect and prepare...

Leadership Greensboro NC Nonpartisan Leadership Greensboro is a nine-month program that trains community leaders on leadership issues in the context of business, education, community and...
Leadership Henderson
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
NV Nonpartisan

Leadership Henderson is an eight-month program devoted to educating and empowering civic-minded professionals with a goal of building 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 Idaho Agriculture ID Nonpartisan

Leadership Idaho Agriculture provides enhanced skills for future leaders in agriculture, rural communities, agribusiness and governmental agencies...

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 Iowa
Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)
IA Nonpartisan Founded in 1982, Leadership Iowa is an issues-awareness program promoting leadership within the state. Through monthly two-day sessions over a nine-...
Leadership Jacksonville FL Nonpartisan Leadership Jacksonville is a year-long program that explores the dynamics of an urban society, analyzes major areas of community concern, facilitates...
Leadership Kansas
Kansas Chamber of Commerce
KS Nonpartisan Leadership Kansas is a statewide leadership program designed to enhance and motivate future leaders from various Kansas communities. Forty...
Leadership Kentucky KY Nonpartisan Established in 1984, Leadership Kentucky encourages community leadership by educating participants on how the states issues are interconnected and by...
Leadership L.A.
Southern California Leadership Network, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
CA Nonpartisan Established in 1987, the Leadership L.A. (LLA) program includes nine monthly, full-day sessions devoted to key community issues and personal...
Leadership Las Vegas
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
NV Nonpartisan

Established in 1986, Leadership Las Vegas is a ten-month program devoted to strengthening and educating community leaders throughout Southern...

Leadership Lexington
The Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce
KY Nonpartisan

Leadership Lexington is a ten-month leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington and directed toward individuals who demonstrate...

Leadership Lincoln NE Nonpartisan Founded in 1985, Leadership Lincoln trains youth and adult community leaders to help strengthen the community in Lincoln and Lancaster County. The...
Leadership Louisiana
Council for a better Louisiana
LA Nonpartisan Leadership Louisiana is a year-long program to educate civic-minded individuals about the state of Louisiana and its challenges. Selected...
Leadership Louisville
Leadership Louisville Center
KY Nonpartisan

Leadership Louisville is a 9-month program for individuals, businesses and organizations interested in developing their leadership skills and...

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 Maine
Maine Development Foundation
ME Nonpartisan Established in 1993, Leadership Maine educates area business and community leaders on the critical issues facing Maine. Thirty-five to 45 leaders...
Leadership Maryland MD Nonpartisan Leadership Maryland is an organization designed to develop area leaders' individual interest, statewide knowledge, and leadership skills. Each year...
Leadership Memphis TN Nonpartisan The Leadership Memphis Executive Program is a nine-month program to inform, involve, and inspire community leaders toward greater participation in...
Leadership Miami
Miami Chamber of Commerce
FL Nonpartisan

Leadership Miami is an annual program sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and several of Miami-Dade County's premier companies,...

Leadership Michigan
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
MI Nonpartisan

Leadership Michigan is a seven-month program emphasizing community leadership.  Selected applicants participate in six sessions from April through...

Leadership Minnesota
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
MN Nonpartisan Established in 2000, Leadership Minnesota is an educational program that provides participants with a better understanding of the dynamics of...
Leadership Mississippi
Mississippi Economic Council
MS Nonpartisan Leadership Mississippi is designed to build a strong, diverse network of leaders from every corner of the state to enhance civic engagement....
Leadership Missouri
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
MO Nonpartisan

Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen...

Leadership Montana
The Montana Chamber Foundation
MT Nonpartisan Leadership Montana offers a nine-month program of personal and trustee leadership development and business and policy education. Forty selected...

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