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
Women in Municipal Government
National League of Cities
National

The Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group was formed in 1974 to serve as a forum for communication and networking among women...

Women in Municipal Government Committee
New Jersey State League of Municipalities
NJ

The Women In Municipal Government Committee's membership consists of all elected and appointed women mayors and council members in New Jersey. A ...

Women in Numbers PAC TN Nonpartisan

Women in Numbers (WIN) is a nonpartisan organization established to engage, encourage and endorse qualified women to be elected to public office...

Women Lead Arkansas
Women Lead Arkansas, Inc
AR Nonpartisan

Women Lead Arkansas provides non-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program...

Women Lead Oklahoma OK Nonpartisan

Women Lead Oklahoma provides education, resources, and networking that inspire community and civic action. Women Lead creates sustainable...

Women Leading Kentucky KY Nonpartisan Women Leading Kentucky is an educational organization sponsoring programs/services to promote the importance of developing relationships built on...
Women Mayors Leadership Alliance
US Conference of Mayors
National

The Women Mayors Leadership Alliance (former Women Mayors’ Caucus) was convened in 1983 by Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Mayor of San Francisco...

Women of Color for Progress National

Women of Color for Progress (WCP) is a multi-strategy political organization founded by women of color for women of color.  WCP aims to create an...

Women of NACo Leadership Network National

WON seeks to be an organization that offers female county officials the best possible opportunity to further their participation in the National...

Women on Board
Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL)
NC Nonpartisan

 The IOPL Women on Board Program is a one-day workshop that demystifys the process of getting appointed and serving on boards.

Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) National Nonpartisan Recognizing the need to develop a "farm team" of young women in elective office, WUFPAC supports the efforts of women under forty from all political...
Women Worth Watching
Women's Campaign Forum
National Nonpartisan Women Worth Watching is for Women's Campaign Forum's endorsed candidates. The program provides intimate feedback and assistance as women candidates...
Women's Action for New Directions PAC (WAND PAC) National Nonpartisan WAND PAC is a political action committee of WAND (Women's Action for New Directions) members. As a national membership organization, WAND works to...
Women's Campaign Fund National Nonpartisan The Women's Campaign Fund (WCF) is a non-partisan PAC whose mission is to provide women with the resources they need to win political office. WCF...
Women's Campaign Fund PAC National Nonpartisan

Women's Campaign Fund is the first national organization in the country to financially support women candidates. We are dedicated to supporting...

Women's Campaign School at Yale University
Yale University
National Nonpartisan Founded in 1993, the Women's Campaign School at Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program that provides training for...
Women's Campaign Training
New Jersey Democratic State Committee
NJ Dem The New Jersey Democratic State Committee runs three one-day training sessions in different regions of the state every June on the nuts and bolts of...
Women's Democratic Club of Delaware PAC DE Dem

Women's Democratic Club of Delaware PAC provides fund for pro-choice Democratic candidates.

Women's Investment Network (WIN-PAC) OR Dem WIN-PAC was formed in 1988 solely to help elect non-incumbent, pro-choice women to the Oregon legislature. Under guidelines adopted in 1994, WIN-PAC...
Women's Leadership Institute UT

The Women’s Leadership Institute elevates the stature of women’s leadership by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in...

Women's Leadership Institute UT

The Women’s Leadership Institute elevates the stature of women’s leadership by improving society’s understanding of the value of diversity in...

Women's Leadership Program
American Democracy Institute
DC Nonpartisan

The American Democracy Institute's recently launched Women's Leadership Program offers education and training designed to foster innovative...

Women's Legislative Education Summit
Florida Commission on the Status of Women
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and its partners from across Florida present a forum dedicated to educating women about the...

Women's Legislative Network
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National

The Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures is the professional development organization that includes every...

Women's Pipeline for Change MA Nonpartisan

The Women's Pipeline for Change is building a sustainable infrastructure to support progressive women of color as they enter, navigate and move up...

Women's Policy Leadership Institute
Montana Women Vote
MT Nonpartisan

The Womens Policy Leadership Institute is dedicated to training leaders to reflect the vision and capabilities of women in public life.  WPLIs...

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey PAC NJ Nonpartisan

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

Women's Political Committee CA Dem

Established in 1977, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates, primarily in California, who are seeking elected...

Women's Political Committee National Nonpartisan Established in 1984, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates for federal office. Candidates must support the National...
Women's Taking Action in Politics (TAP) Fund NY Nonpartisan The Women's TAP (Taking Action in Politics) Fund is a non-partisan PAC operating in western New York whose goal is to elect qualified, pro-choice,...
WomenCount National Dem

WomenCount is a non-profit progressive political organization that gives women of all generations and backgrounds from around the United States a...

WomenCount National Dem

WomenCount is a non-profit progressive political organization that gives women of all generations and backgrounds from around the United States a...

WomenElect NY Nonpartisan WomenElect is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks...
Womens Legislators of Maryland MD Nonpartisan

The Maryland Legislative Women's Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral women's caucus that sets a legislative agenda. The Caucus has also worked to...

WomenWinning Minnesota MN Nonpartisan The mission of womenwinning is to encourage, promote and support pro-choice women's leadership in all political parties and levels of public office.
Wyoming Federation of Democratic Women WY Dem

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

Wyoming L.E.A.D
Wyoming Business Councils Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Agriculture Leadership Council (WALC)
WY Nonpartisan The Wyoming L.E.A.D. Program develops highly motivated, well informed rural leaders who will act forcefully, serve effectively, and speak...
Wyoming NOW
National Organization for Women
WY 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...
Wyoming Women Rise WY

Wyoming Women Rise is dedicated to empowering women in Wyoming to become leaders in state and local government.

Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus WY Nonpartisan The bi-partisan Wyoming Womens Legislative Caucus offers regular gatherings, a speakers bureau, candidate development, and an intern/aide program to...
Young Women's Political Summit
Running Start
National Nonpartisan

Running Start offers a Young Women’s Political Summit to bring together women of all ages seeking inspiration and skills to enter the political...

Young Women’s Political Leadership Program
Running Start
National Nonpartisan

Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL) introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership.  The program...

Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy
Native Action Network
WA Nonpartisan Beginning in 2010, the Native Action Network holds an annual two-day Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy designed to empower young women as they...

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