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
The Centurions Leadership Program
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
MO Nonpartisan

The Centurions Leadership Program of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is a two-year program providing education and training to about...

The Dodie Londen Series AZ Rep

The Dodie London Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Series KS Rep

The Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in...

The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee NY Dem The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at the state or local level in New York State.
The Graduate School of Political Management
The George Washington University
DC Nonpartisan

George Washington University offers a master's degree in political management to provide students with hands-on professional experience that is...

The Inside Scoop on Appointments to Boards and Commissions
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
MO Nonpartisan

"Inside Scoop" is a program designed to give those interested in serving on public boards and commissions an opportunity to hear from the...

The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN) NE Nonpartisan

The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, Inc. (ICAN) is a non-profit leadership development organization offering comprehensive leadership...

The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida FL Nonpartisan

The Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida is a non-partisan organization incorporated in the State of Florida and serving women in...

The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute OH Rep The Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute is an eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume...
The Latino Center for Leadership Development TX Nonpartisan

The Latino Center for Leadership Development’s year-long non-partisan leadership academy is an educational and leadership training program aimed...

The LEADERship
Greater Baltimore Committee
MD Nonpartisan Founded in 1983, the Leadership Program of Baltimore is an annual leadership development program for 50 individuals selected from businesses, non-...
The Lincoln Series IL Rep

The Lincoln Series, formally The Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series Program, provides leadership and campaign training to...

The Marian Bergeson Series CA Rep Established in 2004, the Marian Bergeson Series is a nine-month series aimed at preparing Republican women for their next level of public involvement...
The Michigan Series MI Rep

The Michigan Series, an affiliate of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, encourages, mentors and prepares selected...

The Minnesota Series MN Rep Founded in October 2007, the Minnesota Excellence Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded...
The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute
Leadership Institute
LA Nonpartisan The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute promotes regionalism and educates current and emerging leaders on community issues. Selected...
The Policy Circle National Nonpartisan

By coming together in Circles to discuss fact-based research, women learn from each other and gain the confidence to articulate their views on a...

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series
The Lugar Series
IN Rep

Founded in 1989, the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series encourages, mentors and prepares selected Republican women leaders to...

The Show Me State Series MO Rep The Show Me State Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...
The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
IN Nonpartisan

The Stanley K. Lacey Executive Leadership Series is an annual Indianapolis-based leadership program for young professionals seeking to learn about...

The State Chamber's Leadership Nebraska
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce
NE Nonpartisan

Created in 2005, Leadership Nebraska works to develop and motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents and abilities to lead...

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund National Rep The Susan B. Anthony List is a pro-life women's PAC designed to provide early money to women running for high national office.
The Tillie Fowler Series FL Rep The Tillie Fowler Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor...
The Vesta Roy Series NH Rep

The Vesta Roy Series is an expansion program of the Richard C. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, founded in 1989 to encourage, mentor and...

The Women Officials' Network MI Nonpartisan

Founded in 1997, the Women Officials' Network (WON) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to women's leadership at all levels of government....

The Women Officials' Network MI Nonpartisan

Founded in 1997, the Women Officials' Network (WON) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to women's leadership at all levels of government....

Training for Republican Women
Arkansas Republican Party
AR Rep Beyond general campaign trainings offered by the Arkansas Republican Party, the women members of the Party typically offer campaign trainings...
Truman National Security Project National Nonpartisan The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute that recruits, trains, and positions a new generation of...
United Democratic Women of Maryland MD Dem

The United Democratic Women of Maryland encourages and trains Democratic women to run for and hold elective office, provides a voice for women to...

University of Minnesota Center on Women and Public Policy MN Nonpartisan Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy (CWPP) has used gender analysis to challenge fundamental assumptions about politics, law, and...
Utah Federation of Republican Women UT Rep

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

Utah Gender Balance Legislation UT Nonpartisan The Utah Code (67-1-11) establishes that gender may be a consideration in the appointment of members to any board, committee, bureau, commission,...
Utah NOW
National Organization for Women
UT 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...

Valley Leadership Institute
Valley Leadership
AZ Nonpartisan

Valley Leadership Institute is an annual nine-month program for fifty Greater Phoenix area leaders to learn about community-related topics while...

Value in Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) National Rep

Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) wascreated to elect qualified Republican women to federal office. Founded in 1998...

Ventura County Women's Political Council CA Nonpartisan The Ventura County Women's Political Council is a multi-partisan organization whose objective is to achieve equality for all women. The organization...
Vermont NOW
National Organization for Women
VT 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...

Veterans Campaign National Nonpartisan

Veterans Campaign is the first ever non-partisan, non-ideological organization whose mission is to train veterans to run for public office. Our...

Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus VA Dem

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

Virginia Federation of Republican Women VA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Virginia Leadership Institute VA Nonpartisan Created in 2006, the Virginia Leadership Institute prepares black professionals to run for office through training, tracking, mentoring, and...
Virginia NOW
National Organization for Women
VA 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...
Virginia's List VA Dem

Virginia's List (formerly Women Leaders of Virginia) is a Political Action Committee with a mission to elect progressive women to the Virginia...

Voices of Conservative Women National Nonpartisan

VOICES of Conservative Women is a National nonpartisan, nonprofit working to encourage more women to be involved in public policy and train women...

VOICES of Conservative Women Political Action Committee (VOICESPAC) MN Rep

VOICESPAC was formed to help train, endorse and support the next generation of women leaders and/or candidates at all levels of government who...

VOICESPAC Wisconsin
Voices of Conservative Women
WI Rep

Trains and supports the next generation of women leaders at ALL levels of government who support fiscal responsibility, limited government and...

Vote Mama National Dem

Vote Mama, led by former congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, supports Democratic moms with young children running for office up and...

Vote Run Lead National

The mission of Vote Run Lead is to train barrier-breaking women to unleash their political power, run for office, and transform American democracy...

VoteRunLead National Nonpartisan

VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that unleashes the power of women leaders in democracy through training, technology and...

VoteRunLead National Nonpartisan

VoteRunLead is a national, nonpartisan organization that unleashes the power of women leaders in democracy through training, technology and...

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