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
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...

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 State Legislative Women's Caucus NY Nonpartisan The bi-partisan, bicameral New York State Legislative Women's Caucus focuses on a shared legislative agenda. Through the Caucus, women state...
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...

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

The New York Women's Political Caucus PAC supports women candidates for elected and appointed office. 

NEWL Louisiana LA
NEWL Massachussetts MA
NewPower PAC GA Nonpartisan

NewPower PAC is a nonpartisan organization that is motivated by the scarcity of women in elective or appointed office in the state of Georgia. Our...

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 Joint Women's Legislative Caucus NC Nonpartisan

The North Carolina Women's Legislative Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral caucus of women legislators.

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...

North Dakota Gender Balance Legislation ND Nonpartisan The North Dakota Century Code (54-06-19) establishes that to the extent possible all boards, commissions, committees, and councils shall be gender...
NWPC Florida FL Nonpartisan

NWPCFL is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's political participation by increasing the number of pro-choice women in...

Off the Sidelines National Dem

Off The Sidelines is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s call to action for women to make their voices heard on the issues they care about. Women have...

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...

Ohio Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinatti 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...

Opportunity PAC WA

A Political Action Committee Focused on Electing Black Women to Public Office in Washington State.

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...
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...

Oregon Women's Legislative Caucus OR Dem

The Women’s Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon builds and sustains inclusive relationships and networks with Democratic women. The Women's...

PAM's List NJ Dem

Founded in 1993, PAM's List raises funds through a donor network to support pro-choice, viable, Democratic women candidates for the New Jersey...

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...

Patsy T. Mink PAC HI Dem The Patsy T. Mink PAC is dedicated to raising early money for progressive pro-choice Democratic women candidates for state offices.
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...
Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program PA Nonpartisan Established in 1985, the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership (RULE) Program is a partnership between the public and private sectors with funds from...
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...

PODER PAC National Dem

PODER PAC's mission is to increase the number of Democratic, pro-choice Latinas serving in Congress.

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...

Political Campaign Trainings
Connecticut Working Families
CT Nonpartisan

Connecticut Working Famililes is offering Political Campaign Trainings for those who are willing to stand up for working families in Connecticut...

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 Leaders Program
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, University of Virginia
VA Nonpartisan The Sorensen Institute's flagship Political Leaders Program (PLP) is a leadership development program for Virginia men and women of all ages who are...
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...

Political Training Boot Camp
Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
DC Nonpartisan

The Congressional Black Caucus Institute political training "Boot Camp" program is an initiative designed to generate a pool of minority...

Political Trainings
Louisiana Republican Party
LA Rep The Louisiana Republican Party holds quarterly political trainings for active party members. Topics include, but are not limited to, campaigns and...
Political Trainings
Illinois Republican Party
IL Rep

The Illinois Republican Party holds campaign trainings for already-nominated Republican candidates once every two years to assist them in their...

Progressive Majority National Nonpartisan Founded on a mission to elect progressive candidates, Progressive Majority: -- identifies and recruits the best progressive leaders to run for office...
Progressive Majority Candidate Recruitment and Development Program
Progressive Majority
AZ Dem Launched in 2004, Progressive Majority's Candidate Recruitment and Development Program works to recruit progressive leaders to public service by...
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...

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