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
Washington State Federation of Democratic Women WA Dem

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

Washington Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
WA Nonpartisan

The Washington Women's Political Caucus trains and educates women interested in running for office.  The Caucus has a PAC that makes endorsements...

Washington Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
WA Nonpartisan

The Washington Women's Political Caucus trains and educates women interested in running for office.  The Caucus has a PAC that makes endorsements...

WCDC Candidate Trainings MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed to...
WE Lead OH Nonpartisan WE Lead is a 10-month program combining an experiential curriculum with executive coaching. Approximately 54 women are selected each year to...
WE PAC
Women Elect
NY Dem

WE PAC is a political action committee that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks and fully...

WE Succeed OH Nonpartisan WE Succeed is an intensivethree-month coaching experience focused on helping women set and attain specific goals. Executive coaches work with...
WeLEAD
American University Women and Politics Institute
DC Nonpartisan The WeLEAD Program, founded in 2000, consists of seven Saturday training sessions that address campaigns and elections, communication and message...
Wellstone Action! National Nonpartisan

Founded in 2003, Wellstone Action provides two types of campaign trainings.  Camp Wellstone is an intensive  training program open to anyone...

West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women WV Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
West Virginia Federation of Republican Women WV Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
West Virginia Gender Balance Legislation WV Nonpartisan The West Virginia Code (Chapter 18B-2A-1) acknowledges the benefits of gender equity on government boards, but does not mandate gender parity.
West Virginia Legislative Women's Caucus WV Nonpartisan The West Virginia Legislative Women's Caucus is a bicameral, bi-partisan caucus that meets on a regular basis to discuss shared legislative efforts.
WIN DC Dem

WIN is a professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, Democratic, pro-choice women in Washington, DC. Founded in...

Winning For Women National Rep

Winning For Women is building an infrastructure that will allow right-of-center women leaders to succeed in their pursuit of leadership...

Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women WI Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Wisconsin NOW
National Organization for Women
WI 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...
Woman's National Democratic Club PAC National Dem WNDC PAC has two goals: to elect a Democrat as President, and to maintain and build upon recent gains in Congressional races. The group also...
Women and Politics Institute
American University
National Nonpartisan Founded in 2000, the Women...
Women Can Run!
The Oasis Center for Women & Girls
FL

Women Can Run! is a nonpartisan program which encourages and trains women to run for public office. The purpose of the program is to promote women...

Women Candidate Development Coalition MN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed...

Women Candidate Development Coalition Campaign Trainings MN Nonpartisan

Founded in 1986, the Women Candidate Development Coalition (WCDC) is a coalition of nine major Minnesota women's/feminist organizations committed...

Women for a Stronger New Jersey (WSNJ) NJ Rep

WSNJ's mission is to grow the number of Republican women seeking and serving in elected office at the state and local level by building a network...

Women for Tennessee's Future TN Dem

Women for Tennessee's Future (WTF) is a political action committee dedicated to mobilization, advocacy, and fundraising for the election of...

Women for the Future of Pittsburgh PA Dem

Women for The Future (WTF) provides financial support and guidance for progressive female candidates who are committed to disrupt the crippling...

Women for: Orange County CA Nonpartisan A grassroots advocacy membership organization for issue Orange County women care about human and civil rights, peace and justice, education,...
Women in Government National

Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state...

Women in Government Leadership Program
Governing Magazine and Governing Institute
National

The Women in Government Leadership Program, hosted by Governing magazine and the Governing Institute, is a year-long fellowship program for...

Women in Leadership CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1993, Women In Leadership is a bi-partisan organization dedicated to electing pro-choice women to public office. WIL supports candidates...
Women in Leadership
Coro North California
CA Nonpartisan

Coro’s Women in Leadership program will support the leadership development of women across the Bay Area, establish a pipeline for professional...

Women in Leadership
Coro North California
CA Nonpartisan

The program will engage 24 mid-career women of diverse backgrounds from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors for intensive leadership...

Women in Leadership Program
Coro Leadership Center - St. Louis
MO Nonpartisan

Coro's Women In Leadership (WIL) program is a five-month part-time training program that provides an opportunity for women to refine their...

Women in Leadership Program
Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
PA Nonpartisan The Women in Leadership (WIL) program offers women in southwestern Pennsylvania an opportunity to enhance personal leadership potential within a...
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 Nonpartisan

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 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.

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