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
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...

Proyecto 85 PR Nonpartisan
Public Leadership Institute
Public Leadership Institute
National Nonpartisan

The Public Leadership Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy and leadership center organized to raise public awareness on key issues of...

PURSE (People United for Republican Sisters' Elections) PAC IA Rep PURSE PAC, a women's political fundraising organization founded in the fall of 2008, hopes to draw more women to the Republican Party of Iowa by...
Rachel's Action Network (RAN) National Nonpartisan

RAN empowers pro-environment women funders to influence the political proccess. 

Ready to Lead
The New American Leaders Project
National Nonpartisan

The Ready to Lead program identifies the immigrant experience as an asset in civic leadership. The curriculum is specifically designed by...

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® Kansas
United Women's Empowerment and the University of Kansas Institute for Leadership Studies
KS Nonpartisan
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, 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® Mississippi
John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University
MS Nonpartisan
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/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® Texas
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, Texas Woman's University
TX Nonpartisan
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...

Represent Women National Nonpartisan

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

Represent! PAC PA Dem

Represent! PAC was founded to increase the number of Democratic women in elected office in Pennsylvania by providing financial investments in...

Republican Campaign Training School
Maryland Federation for Republican Women
MD Rep

The Maryland Federation of Republican Women has provided a one-day training program for Republican women interested in running for office. ...

Republican Majority for Choice National Rep

The Republican Majority for Choice PAC supports Republican men and women throughout the United States who believe in the Party's traditional...

Republican Women for Progress National Rep

Republican Women for Progress (RWFP) is a grassroots policy organization created to: ensure the full spectrum of Republican women’s voices are...

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 Gender Balance Legislation RI Nonpartisan The General Laws of Rhode Island (28-5.1-3.1) establishes that to the extent possible all boards, commissions, committees, and councils shall be...
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...

Rhode Island Women's Legislative Caucus RI Nonpartisan The Rhode Island Women's Legislative Caucus brings the women of the General Assembly together in a non-partisan setting to make progress on issues...
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...

RightNOW Women PAC National Rep

RightNOW Women PAC is a volunteer organization helping elect Republican women to federal office.

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...

ROSA PAC National Nonpartisan

Raising Our Sisters’ Assets Political Action Committee (ROSA PAC) is dedicated to raising funds for women of color running for Congress to help...

RPV Ambassador Program
The Republican Party of Virginia
VA Rep

The Republican Party of Virginia has announced its 2017 Ambassador Program. Each year Republican leaders from across the Commonwealth of Virginia...

Run for Something National Dem

Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30...

Run Sister Run PAC National

Run Sister Run is a movement to train and  elect more progressive women candidates. 

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 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...

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