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
Missouri NOW
National Organization for Women
MO 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...

Missouri Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
Montana Federation of Republican Women MT Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Montana NOW
National Organization for Women
MT 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...

National Congress of Black Women, Inc. National Nonpartisan

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural...

National Federation of Democratic Women National Dem Founded in 1971, the National Federation of Democratic Women works to unite women of the Democratic Party, promote the cause of the Democratic Party...
National Federation of Republican Women National Rep The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization. The organization promotes an informed public through...
National Organization for Women National Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
National Women's Political Caucus National Nonpartisan The National Women's Political Caucus is a multipartisan, multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the...
National Women's Political Caucus of California CA Nonpartisan The National Womens Poliltical Caucus of California works to increase womens participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train...
NC Women United NC Nonpartisan

NC Women United (NCWU) is a coalition of progressive organizations and individuals working to achieve the full political, social, and economic...

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

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Nebraska NOW
National Organization for Women
NE 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...
Nevada Federation of Republican Women NV Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Nevada NOW
National Organization for Women
NV 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...

New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women NH Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women NJ Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
New Jersey Federation of Republican Women NJ Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Jersey NOW
National Organization for Women
NJ 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...
New Jersey Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NJ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1972, the New Jersey Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits and trains progressive...

New Mexico Federation of Republican Women NM Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New Mexico NOW
National Organization for Women
NM 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...

New York Federation of Republican Women NY Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New York NOW
National Organization for Women
NY 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...

New York Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

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

North Carolina Federation of Republican Women NC Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
North Carolina Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NC Nonpartisan

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

Ohio Federation of Republican Women OH Rep

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) is a federated club of the National Federation of Republican Women, providing political education,...

Ohio National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization for Women
OH Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Ohio Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women OK Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Oregon Federation of Democratic Women OR Dem

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

Oregon Federation of Republican Women OR Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University PA Nonpartisan

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University is a non-partisan center devoted to fostering women's public leadership...

Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women PA Dem

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

Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women PA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Pennsylvania NOW
National Organization for Women
PA 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...
Politica CT CT Dem

Politica’s mission is to build a more progressive Connecticut through issue advocacy and the strategic recruitment, mentoring, and support of...

Project GOPink National Rep

Project GOPink serves as a national hub to recruit, train, network and promote women as they work to achieve their public service goals.  In...

Represent Women National Nonpartisan

RepresentWomen works to increase women's representation in elected office and advocates for systemic reforms to the recruitment process, voting...

Republican Women's Federation of Michigan MI Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus RI Dem

With the goal of reducing the disparity between men and women in public policy formation and elected offices held, the RIDWC seeks to organize,...

Rhode Island Federation of Republican Women RI Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Rhode Island NOW
National Organization for Women
RI 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...

Right Women, Right Now
Republican State Leadership Committee
National Rep

The Republican State Leadership Committee launched "Right Women, Right Now," in an effort to coordinate with female leaders, party officials and...

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-...

Running Start DC Nonpartisan Running Start is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young women to participate in politics and run for...
Running Start National Nonpartisan

Running Start is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young women to participate in politics and run for...

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