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
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'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 Women Run
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
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...

Running for Public Office
Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
PA Nonpartisan Running for Public Office is an nonpartisan experiential learning program of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in Pittsburgh. Twenty participants...
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...

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...
Running Start/Wal-Marts Star Fellowship
Running Start
DC Nonpartisan

Running Start/Wal-Marts Star Fellowship is a new program that brings together college women from across the country to intern on Capitol Hill in...

Rural Leadership North Dakota ND Nonpartisan Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) is a two-year interactive study and travel program dedicated to producing graduates with the vision and...
Ruth's List FL Dem

Ruth's List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting, supporting, and electing pro-choice, Democratic women to public...

Ruth's List FL Dem

Ruth's List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting, supporting, and electing pro-choice, Democratic women to public...

Sally's List OK Nonpartisan

Founded in 2010, Sally's List is dedicated to recruiting and training progressive women to run for the Oklahoma State Legislature.  The...

Sally's List OK Nonpartisan

Founded in 2010, Sally's List is dedicated to recruiting and training progressive women to run for the Oklahoma State Legislature.  The...

San Francisco Women's Political Committee CA Nonpartisan Established in 2002, the San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC) is a multi-party organization that works to engage women in all dimensions...
Santa Barbara Women's PAC CA Nonpartisan

The Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to furthering gender equality and feminist...

Scottsdale Leadership AZ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1987, Scottsdale Leadership offers a core nine-month community leadership development program.  Forty participants are selected each...

She Can Win PA Nonpartisan

She Can Win is a non-partisan organization promoting women in civic leadership through comprehensive training, mentorship, and professional...

She Should Run National Nonpartisan

She Should Run is a non-partisan organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run...

She the People National

She the People is a national network connecting women of color to transform democracy. The organization works to elevate and amplify the voice and...

Smart Girl Politics National Nonpartisan

Created as a blog in 2008, Smart Girl Politics, Inc. is a national organization and social network for conservative women in the United States....

Snelling Center Vermont Leadership Institute
Snelling Center for Government
VT Nonpartisan Created by the Snelling Center for Government in 1995, the Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI) is a leadership development program designed to engage...
South Carolina Federation of Republican Women SC Rep

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

South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus SC Nonpartisan

The South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus is an organization for women serving at all levels of government in the State of South Carolina...

South Carolina GOP Academy
South Carolina Republican party
SC Rep The South Carolina Republican Party offers campaign training for its members through the South Carolina GOP Academy. Ten 4-5 hour trainings covering...
South Carolina NOW- Charlotte Chapter
National Organization for Women
SC 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...

South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. (SDARL) SD Nonpartisan South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc., (SDARL), is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing...
South Dakota Federation of Republican Women SD Rep

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

South Dakota NOW
National Organization for Women
SD 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...

Southern Republican Leadership Conference LA Rep

The Southern Republican Leadership Conference is held every two to four years in different locations, allowing Republicans across the country to...

Stennis Institute of Government Campaign Training MS Nonpartisan

The Stennis Institute of Government provides day-long political education workshops designed to capture potential candidates, campaign volunteers...

Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life MO Nonpartisan The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life was founded in the fall of 1996 to assist women in developing the interest and skills necessary to...
Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women TN Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Tennessee Federation of Republican Women TN Rep

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

Tennessee NOW
National Organization for Women
TN 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...
Tennessee Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
TN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Women's Political Caucus is an active voice for women and families in Tennessee, promoting full and equal...

Texas Democratic Women TX Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Texas Federation of Republican Women TX Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...

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